In 2009 I made a tragic career move, I requested to move closer to home! Yes it was a tragic move because of whom I was working under. It’s funny when you serve wholeheartedly and faithfully, sacrificing your well being for others – that people cling onto you and refuse to let you go.
Well I had reasons for moving closer to home and so I did the request, to make a long story short the person was so mad that they eventually granted me the request, but it came with a huge price. I was acting in a higher capacity, and in order to move, my acting was rescinded and I was replaced almost immediately.
I actually had to hand over the desk to my replacement – what a tough pill to swallow, but the co-worker was someone I knew, and I refused to be bitter about it. I did my official report and sat with her for hours explaining all the ‘little things’ that you couldn’t write but she needed to know. I blessed her and I went back to my old office in my previous position. When I got there, it was obvious from the stares that the ‘good news’ had spread like wildfire – which this organization is famous for. It took everything I had in me to hold my head up – but I went to ‘hide’ in a friend’s office to gather myself before going back out.
The close of our financial year was right around the corner and my Manager who knew my capability put me in charge of a particular schedule that always is a sore point at year end. There and then I decided that I will work how I always worked – as unto God. That no matter how much I was put down and ‘spat upon’ that I will give no place for the devil nor will I leave room for people to talk about me. I created my own mould and I refused to be bitter (yes it hurt, yes I cried, but I went to God). You see I could have only done this as I believed then as I believe now that God is in control of my life. I worked and worked and when the last day of the financial year came around I had one item unresolved!!! Never in the history of the office did that happen – BUT GOD – He never gave me a chance to look bad, led me through every day with each decision.
I eventually moved closer to home in that same position (and I continued to work as unto God). One day early in the next year I received a call informing me that I had been promoted to the position that was rescinded the previous year, but I had to move further from home. As my reason for moving closer to home was basically resolved- I took this position and within six months of that promotion, I applied for another position and was successful; not only was I promoted again but I came closer to home (in a travelling position). I tell you, that only the Living God can do miracles like this, two promotions in one year when the world was wheeling from a financial crisis, what a God we serve.
If you feel that you have be unjustly treated, or you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel you are going through right now, remember the God that you serve is very much able to see you through every trial of your life. His word says:
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].
Job 42:10&12 –10And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.
May God’s grace and unmerited favour flood your heart and may His word strengthen and sustain you, Amen.
That I may know Him and the power of the Cross. I’m learning more and more to trust that God has my best interests at heart and that everything He does is for purpose and by design. I encourage you to get to know Him, it has been the most exciting journey so far for me, I’m sure it will be the same for you!