After the first company restructure in 2014, I became a personal assistant to my second boss. When the company went through another restructuring in 2016, my boss resigned with a short notice. The day after she left the company, I was given one month’s termination notice and received a month’s pay as compensation. I was told I was not given three months’ compensation because it was not a retrenchment.
Since 2014, I had been searching for a new job on and off as I knew that the company was unstable. However, it was only after getting the termination notice in 2016 that I started to actively hunt for a job. While the job market seemed bleak, I remembered Pastor Prince’s teaching about keeping our eyes on Jesus instead of looking at our circumstances.
To help myself look to Jesus, I ignored all the negatives news and bad reports which the recruitment agents tried to tell me. I kept listening to worship songs and Pastor Prince’s sermons on YouTube throughout the day. I kept proclaiming that God is my provider, believing that He would get the right job for me.
During the last week of my work, I received two job offers, both of which I did not apply for. One offer was from an agency who had contacted me after searching through their old databases. I went for an interview and was offered the job on the same day. The other offer was from a company which I had attended an interview at more than a year ago. It did not work out then because I was not immediately available to start work. They contacted me when they have the same opening because I left a deep impression on them. After that, I also received a third job offer.
It is all the work of God that I did not just receive one, but three job offers within a month when the job market was considered bad. After accepting one of the job offers, I came across one of Pastor Prince’s sermons Five Words To Live By — The Battle Is The Lord’s. I know that when we turn our eyes to Jesus, Jesus is the one fighting the battle for us. It is not my battle, it is His.
What’s more, I now have a job with a higher pay of almost 18 per cent increment and better benefits. The compensation I received from my previous company became a “bonus” and “paid holiday”. Praise God! Hallelujah!