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Finding Your Way Home

Finding Your Way Home
Ed's Place/www.edsplacetoo.com - Sat Nov 06, 2010 @ 03:34AM
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A young professional man was recently laid off his job. He had a wife and three beautiful boys who depended on him. In his search for a job he was blessed and found one which was over 2,000 miles from where his family presently lived. After prayer and discussions with his wife they decided together to take the job and make the move to a new place.

During a conversation with a young man whom Ed's Place is working with in finding a job, he complained about how there were just no jobs in the area where he lived. I asked him, "what are your ties to this area?" "My ties," he exclaimed, "my boys live here and ain't no place like Cali."

As I listened to him go on about all the things that his city had I realized that in his mind Cali was his home and there was no other place like it. I begin to speak with him about other places I had visited in my life. In different cities, states and yes even outside the country and how one thing I found is that most places have slight differences, may have different weather and climates buts ultimately are the same and that we as humans adapt to change.

As I spoke with him further I begin to learn more about him and that he had never been anywhere in his life but in the surrounding 100 miles radius of what he called home and I asked him to take a moment with me and leave his comfort zone and explore the world. We hopped on the Internet and begin to look at all these different places that he had always heard about and wanted to go and as we looked I could see the excitement build in his eyes.

"Look at that ," he said when we did a virtual tour of New York on one site. "Oh my God," he exclaimed when he saw the water falls at Niagara falls. "Damn," he said when we watched a short video on Africa. "All those beautiful places but I won't never get there," he hung his head and mumbled. I looked him in his eyes and boldly exclaimed,"any of those places can be home for you and your boys will always be your boys just a hop, skip and a jump away"

We live today in a world were what was once impossible is now probable. All we have to do is set the goal to do it, believe it can be done, make a solid plan to achieve it, and implement the plan. Don't never think that there is no job out there for you, because there is. Think outside the small circle that we all live in as individuals and look at the big circle which is the world. Be like the young couple and know that home is where you make it, anywhere in this world. Don't be afraid like the young man who hung his head in disbelief. Believe that you are worthy to live and be anywhere your heart desires.

Every city has the same basic premise, houses, stores, gas stations, hospital, entertainment, parks etc... and you can find one that adapts to your needs and your desire. The human spirit will adapt to wherever you decided to plant your seed and whatever changes may be in your new environment if you are bold enough to make that move if need be.

So if you are job searching look outside your surrounding area and see where the best opportunities are located for you. If circumstances allow you to, BE BOLD and be willing to move outside your comfort zone for a greater opportunity. As always, we at Ed's Place believe in you and know that greatness awaits you.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: 9

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1. Ambria W   |   Sat Apr 09, 2011 @ 09:31AM

This is an excellent blog. Your story of the couple and the you man touched me in a way that only God knows. I want to go so many places and alwayz dream but never go further than that. Thanks for the encouragement, I receive this with joy.

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8. Sarah James   |   Fri May 05, 2017 @ 10:00AM

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it wasn't until I ventured out into a new place that I was able to find a job, there were none where I lived. I was scared but I did it and I agree with you totally. It's hard but it can be done and home is where you make it.

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