Hi, I have a dumb question. I'm wondering about how you can tell God's answer to your prayers.
Last March, I saw that my old job that I'd left over two years ago had come open, so I applied for it. The job that I was working at in March was intolerable for various reasons. The job that I applied for was at the same place where they'd hired my husband after I'd already worked there over two years. He ended up getting "laid off" (their way of firing him) because he'd kept on having dust-ups with the boss. I quit too, as soon as I found another job, to save face so to speak.
After applying for my old job in March, I never heard back from my application; they kept on having admin problems and red tape, etc. So I thought that I wouldn't hear back at all. In July, I accepted a position at the place where I am now. I don't like it here either. I haven't done anything for five months! And it's farther away from home, I don't like the surroundings, etc. The only good thing is the pay.
Surprise, I got a call from my former supervisor earlier this month (December), wanting to know if I was still interested in my old job! Well, yeah I was still interested! So I told her so, and have gone through the hoops to apply, get interviewed, and a little birdie tells me they're going to extend me an offer.
Well, because my husband got "laid off" from that place, he thinks I shouldn't go for that job. It was a really awful time for him, but I'd been at that job for three years total and despite my occasional disagreements with my supervisor and other hassles, I liked the job and didn't really want to quit; just did it to "stick up for" my husband. And I was "artificially" angry at everything myself. He thinks I'll be better off where I am, once we get the equipment we're supposed to get (that I'm supposed to work on) that I have been waiting for for five months! I think he's just spiteful or jealous. He knows it was a good job for me, I enjoyed the location, and it's half as far away from home. He's said it's my choice, but has even gone so far as to say that he's capable of physical harm if I took the job and he heard someone was bad to me. I'm sure that's just his pride and blustering, but you get my drift...
I've been praying for a good job practically the whole time; I went from a good job to three bad ones, and now I have the opportunity to get my good job back. It wasn't perfect by any means; no job is. I think there's more to a job than just how much you get paid, though, which my husband always says when he's grumbling about his job, but now that it's me I guess that rule doesn't apply.
So it's not so much about the obvious question of "what should I do?" the bigger question to me is, "Can't I just see this as God's answer to my prayers?" instead of "Oh gosh, now what should I do? Is this a test from God?" etc. etc. etc.... How do you stop second-guessing God?