After reading this very encouraging message, which basically confirmed everything I’ve been feeling for the past 3 months, I thought, I better reciprocate.
It started in early September, when my boss announced that he would retired and immediately, a new manager was promoted to take the role. I’ve been with the company for 10 years and the new manager is someone I’ve known for about the same length of time. Almost immediately after her promotion, she started treated me different. I was the only one I noticed she was treating this way.
I begin to pray, and asked my co-worker to pray with me. I’ve asked my prayer line to pray that the Lord would change my heart and her heart. I kept praying, but the relationship continues to deteriorate.
I didn’t know this new manager was scheming to have me fired. In November, she discovered an error that I made (although I don’t remember making such a serious error, however, I couldn’t prove otherwise). So, that was the ammunition she needed to have me fired. She confronted me with the mistake and although I tried to defend myself, it was done unsuccessfully. One month later, I got an email from compliance that I was being investigated and an interview was cancelled.
I never stopped fasting. I continue to pray and asked my family and friends to pray on my behalf. My prayer to God was, please do not allow my enemy to laugh at me. I said,
Lord, please don’t let me be ashamed in front of my enemies. After working for this company for 10 years, don’t let it end like this. I fasted and fasted since early November.
This whole time I’m praying, the Lord continues to assure me that He got this. Do not be afraid he says. Throughout this process, I discovered Dr. Tony Evans and Priscilla Shirer. And even though their messages were from 2-3 years ago, every time I listen to a sermon, it spoke directly into my situation. Every time I would read a passage from the Bible, He gives me a rhema word.
I continue to fast and pray. Until early January, when my new boss called me and said she needed a few minutes of my time. She took me to the HR office where I was told I was terminated. For some reason, I was not devastated or upset. I wasn’t even shock. I went back to my desk, called my husband and my friend helped me pack. The whole time, I couldn’t understand why, I was not upset or devastated.
My friend from work says, it is because God got this and all I have to do is trust him. I was thinking easy for her to say, she didn’t just got terminated. I was confused because this whole time the Lord says I will deliver you. I will give you victory! and I said, Lord, how could you allow this to happened. I asked the Lord to examine me and reveal things to me. I continued to pray and never waver. I didn’t understand why the Lord allowed this to happened, but I was going to trust him.
I want you to know that the Lord provided. Not one day I was without. The Lord opened temporary doors, since he knew, while searching for jobs, I needed to be doing something. I was able to pay all my bills and even now, I’m still wondering why I have not gotten upset about what happened to me.
As I started my job hunt, I applied for all kind of jobs, jobs I was overly qualified for and under qualified. The point was I wanted to apply for everything that resembled what I used to do. One company immediately contacted me. This is a company that I worked for before and I didn’t really want to work for again. But the Lord put in my heart to apply for everything, so I did. He conducted a phone interview and asked me to come in for an interview.
After a 2 hr interview, he offered me the job. I was disappointed because this is not the corporate job I wanted. This has a base salary, and it is a sales job and the Lord knows I don’t like to sell. The Lord says to me, I will provide the client. I wanted to run away like Jonah did. Just like Jonah, the Lord made the decision for me. Although I had many great prospects, I was rejected by all.
I kept asking the Lord for confirmation and guidance and He has given it to me every time. I don’t really know what the Lord has in store for me. But after reading the post from this web site, I know, the Lord has placed me where He wants me to be and He will provide and I will be victorious just like HE promised.
We serve a sovereign God. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the same God, yesterday, today and forever He will remain unchanged. He is a God He does not lie. I know He has a plan for me. His plan is prosper me and to give me hope and a future.
I want to encourage you today, to have faith, trust and believe in the Lord. Sometime we don’t understand why certain things happened, but if you look back, if you ask him to reveal it to you, he will.
He gave me so many signs that I was going to be fired. I dismissed them, because I didn’t want to believe them. But the Lord knows what was going to happened even before I was born. Trust in the Lord your God. He will do right by you.
I encourage you to Google Priscilla Shirer and Dr. Tony Evans. I encourage you to read your Bible so you can understand God Sovereignty. I encourage you to read the 3 books of Wisdom. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job.
I start my new job 2/1. Less than a month after being terminated. I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store. I will do a follow up post in March.