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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Predicament (03/01/12)

By Hope Grizzard


Some employers not understanding or having forgotten their climb up the ladder to their way to their present position, some actually start at the top due to a family member being in charge of the establishment. It is most difficult to begin at the bottom without working obtaining progress in their field.

Lately people have been relieved of their long term of service for one company and are denied their retirement term. Late age in life, they must learn a new position at seeking among college adults and others without experience or knowledge of this new employment. This can be frustrating and reminding us of movies from the Comedy of Laura and Ollie making a popular comment “Another fine mess you got me in.”

It is difficult to explain to family why there is no food on the table or worse yet, why they lost their home due to lack of funds without a job. In Florida there were so many in this predicament of life, that schools were being attended around the clock with the government paying for the meals and lodging them in a crisis shelter, another fine mess!

Years ago when I was much younger, I searched for employment and was accused of not looking or I would have found it. I searched factories, offices, restaurants; some I had never learned to do, yet was willing to fill the position if given the opportunity without look. I really did not want to hear these words again, “I’m sorry, but we are looking for someone with experience.”

One place told me that I had passed with flying colors but they were looking for an older female because they would train at their expense and then the younger female would marry and move away or have a baby and would lose time from work due to a sick baby.

I was getting excuses upon excuses ---- every where and every day. I was totally qualified. I remember vividly one establishment, where the man said, “I wish I could hire you, but you have no experience in this field. Go get you some experience and come back for another application.” I was so disturbed at hearing this; I gently stood up and stated, “How can I get experience when you will not hire me.” The man then stood also and handed me a Kleenex as tears were rolling down my cheeks. Normally I was a very strong person, but weeks of refusal, broke me down, another predicament.

My lady, you are hired. You start to work tomorrow.”

When the LORD calls us to do a work for HIM, HE trains us in HIS ways. We are on the family of GOD and get “on the job training” to work for the MASTER. Show me your faith without work, and I will show you a dead faith. This removes us from the predicament of trying to do the Work HE has already performed in our behalf. It is certain that we do not work for our Salvation, but when we receive it, we work for the MASTER in following HIS footsteps in Life.

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Laura Manley03/08/12
This was a very heartwarming story. At first I wondered if it would hold my interest because you were just talking; however, it did keep my interest. I have gone through some of which you write and I know the frustration. When the person who hired the MC responds that she/he is hired, you forgot the first set of quotes around that statement. Other than that, I thought your story read very smoothly.
C D Swanson 03/09/12
I loved this! What a beautifully written entry. It held significant meaning and delivered a powerful message. God HIS TIME and HIS WILL. Waiting on God's word and His instructions, will bring us to where we ultimately need to be.

Loved it! Great job.

Thank you. God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/09/12
This is a good essay. You make many valid points.

Make sure you start a new paragraph each time a new person speaks. Also save exclamation points for dialog. Also putting words in all caps isn't as powerful as using strong words to get your message across.

Your last paragraph was really powerful and packed a wonderful punch. I can tell you have a passionate belief in those words.
Donna Wilcher03/11/12
This was a very touching story. Thank you for sharing your heart. Great job!