Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Hello? Is anyone listening?

Filed under: Deep Thoughts,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:57 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

How does one ask God a question?

I’m not really happy with my professional life. It’s not that I don’t like my job, mind, I like it just fine. It’s not too hard and not too busy and it pays okay. Really, I’m pretty lucky to have a job at all right now, so I’m happy to be working. But, I’m not really happy with my professional life.
Most of my life is actually going quite well. I’m closer to my wife than I’ve ever been and we can talk and listen to each other. I’ve come to find out that’s more than a lot of couples can do. But, we can also disagree and share our hurts, too, which is a spectacular achievement for any couple, as far as I’m concerned. My spiritual life is growing. It’s not quite what it was when I was a kid, but then, I’ve grown up a whole lot since then. I still believe most of what I was taught in the Church, but I’m not an active participant in organized religion these days.
But, here I arrive at my problem. I was taught that God would take care of us. That all we had to do was trust in Him and He would show us the way. But, I feel lost, at least professionally, and I’m having a hard time asking Him for directions. Or, maybe I’m just having a hard time hearing his answers.

I guess I still have a hard time believing that there’s an all-powerful entity that is intimately interested in my career. I mean, does God care if I update my CNE? Does He care enough to express an opinion to me? Does He think I should pursue my CCNA instead? Or, is it time to get my MCSE? Will angels come down and tell me to get started on my CompTIA Project+ certification so I can become a MCNE? How will I know God’s plan for my career? How do I ask Him career advice? I’m lost in a high-tech wilderness and I’m searching for a sign from God. How will I know it when I see it? Will it be a burning monitor? Perhaps a LaserJet that prints special messages to me?

O, Lord, hear my plea!

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