Be Content, Keep Searching

In bed feel flustered

Cause I won’t get the job

I applied for last month,

Feeling I’ve been robbed

Of something I’d be good at it.

Writing is my passion.

Kudos to whom was chosen

I can only imagine

What qualifications they had

How more suited they could be

I applaud other writers

But when will my time be

To find an awesome job

Within my chosen field?

This year or more longer?

It’s tough not to yield

Seems like only yesterday

I walked across that stage,

Feeling like I finished a chapter

Ready to turn the page

Of the next chapter in my life.

“College is over and done,”

I thought. “Bring on those jobs

For The real world has begun.”

I did find some work

Not what I had in mind

But it pays those bills

I guess I’m doing fine.

“Be content,” my Mom says.

For I already have a job.

There are those who have none

They have reason to sob.

The only comfort I can take

Is that God has a plan

To give me something better.

It’s all in His Hands.

Would you look at that.

My frustration’s gone away.

It took only some poetry

And alone time to pray.

(Side note: Everything’s fine. I’m searching and praying. God has my back.)

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

6 replies on “Be Content, Keep Searching”

I can really relate to this. I often feel the same when I think about my dream job. I wonder if I am doing what is right or if I will ever be content with what I have even though it may not consist of the dreams in my mind. Great piece!


Good piece there; resonates with how we all feel at some point in time. School through college and University is a linear path. The end of that forks in many directions. The certainty of what was education suddenly lurks as a beast waiting to catch you out. Sometimes we need reminding that life is a journey and what we have now is better and there is always somebody worse off than us. Being thankful for what we have is often the way to clear the mind and focus on where we might be going. (popped over from Stephs spring blog party btw)

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