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Blessed With A Better Job

 

In 2014, my company changed hands and I had a new job scope which I did not enjoy. Though the new company sounded really promising, it turned out to be a great disappointment.

I realised that the job prospects shared during my interview were not realised. In summary, I had a pay cut and went through office politics that almost caused me to quit.

However, due to the slowing economy, I was unable to land a new job for two years. During this time, I worked long hours, often up to 10pm, and even worked on weekends. I had little support from my reporting officer, and was given bad reviews that resulted in me not having my desired pay increment. I also received the minimum bonus in the entire company during the first year. By the second year, I received no pay increment and no bonus. On top of that, I was given a warning letter.

I felt very mistreated and abused. At that time, I was head hunted by a manpower agency and I went for the interview although I wasn’t very keen on the job offer as it was a one–year contract.

However, the interview went well and I decided to take the risk and try it out. It has been about two months since I joined, and I enjoy my current job.

I got a four–figure pay increment and my working hours are much shorter. I also get to learn new things, and have understanding reporting officers. My colleagues are friendly and the company culture suits me. The company also works on a similar platform which made me believe that my previous job was a training ground to prepare me for this.

I wish to thank God for all that I am enjoying now. Indeed, He has compensated for what I was robbed of previously.

 


Tan Siew Lian

Tags:

  • Restored
  • career
  • job search

 


 

Unmerited Favour in Her Studies and Work

 

About 10 years ago, I had a mid–career change of jobs. I was apprehensive and prayed for wisdom to make the right decision. Finally, after much prayer, I received a word from the Lord regarding 1 Thessalonians 5:24, “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it”. Believing that the Lord is faithful, I sent out my application and it was accepted against all odds as most of the other applicants were all former heads of departments. I was grateful to the Lord for this unmerited favour.

After a year on the job, I pursued a Master’s Degree programme as I felt rather inadequate with my existing skills. It was a big step as I had graduated 20 years ago and much had changed. I had a tough time and prayed fervently for supernatural favour as I struggled to juggle my family, job and studies. Fortunately, I am blessed with a supportive spouse who prayed and helped me through this time. I prayed for grace to master the IT skills that I needed to retrieve materials such as research papers and journals.

I also prayed that I would pass and not get thrown out in the middle of the programme. To my amazement, I passed with high distinctions and was the top student. I knew that this had nothing to do with my own efforts. It was the work of our mighty God, who never fails when we throw ourselves at His feet and depend totally on Him.

In spite of these successes, I faced many challenges at my workplace which made me question my decision to switch jobs. I cried out to the Lord and read Psalm 91:15, “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honour him.” At that time, I found it hard to believe the promise in that verse as I was very distressed.

Soon after, a friend told me that she was resigning from her job and asked if I wanted to be transferred there as she was doing the same job as myself. It was a refreshing change and I thanked God for it.

In my new workplace, God blessed me tremendously as I continued to rely on Him daily. The job was emotionally draining and I often felt like giving up because I saw little success in what I was doing. But the Lord lifted me up with an unexpected blessing when I was given the Excellence Service Award in the department. And recently, I could barely contain my gratitude to my heavenly Father when I received the PS21 Service Excellence Award and PS21 Distinguished Service Award. I know that none of this was based on my self–efforts, but it was the result of God’s unmerited favour and grace that Pastor Prince has been preaching about!

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • favour
  • prayer
  • studies
  • provision
  • job search
  • career

 


 

Blessed with A Better–Paying Job

 

On 13 January 2016, I was retrenched from the company I had been working in for almost five years. To be honest, I was so excited as I was already thinking of leaving the company. Since I was retrenched, I received a severance pay which was five months of my salary. Nonetheless, I was aware that the money would eventually run out if I couldn’t find a job in time.

But I was so thankful for our church’s theme of the year which was “Possessing Our Possessions”. This gave me hope to believe the Lord would bring me to a new land (job) that is overflowing with milk and honey.

I started to look for a job online. Two months passed, and there was still no good news. Though there were a few job interviews that came along, nothing materialised.

Disappointments and fears began to set in when my wife told me about the amount of money we had left in our bank account. At that time, we had incurred quite a bit of expenses as we had just purchased our house and bought some furniture.

There were nights when I couldn’t sleep because there were so many things running through my mind, but I am thankful for having a wife who kept reminding me that the Lord is our provider and not me.

To be honest, waiting was very tough. The only thing I could do was to wait for doors to open. It was also a season when I had to strengthen my faith and fill my heart with God’s love, believing that He delights in me and that He is always for me. When feelings of disappointment came, I would remind myself of His goodness by meditating on His Word and confessing it aloud. During this time, Psalm 23 came alive to me.

Finally, when the third month came, I received a job offer! I could tell that it was the hand of Daddy God working for me as I did not possess the skills that my new employers were looking for.

They even gave me a higher position even though the recruitment was for an entry level position. As a result, I got an eight per cent increment from my last drawn salary!

This year is really the year where I possess my possessions! Not only did I become a house owner, I also received a new job! To God be the glory!

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • prayer
  • job search
  • favour
  • career