So I didn’t get it.
I was somewhat disappointed for awhile, but I’ve got over it. Staying in education isn’t actually terrible to me, and has actually been my preferred choice all the while, just that I’d have liked to experience work at another ministry for a bit. Oh well, no matter.
A little (philosophical?) pondering that arose from this – is there any point in trying to interpret the things that happen to be signs from higher powers? I’ve so often heard Christians advising each other to treat miscellaneous events as directions/hints from God, but every event can be interpreted in a multitude of different ways! It seems to me that people tend to interpret events in ways that tend to agree with their preconceived notions of how things are, and if that really is the case, is there really any point in doing so in the first place?