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Undeserved And Unmerited Blessing In New Career

 

At the beginning of 2016, a new manager took over our department. Somehow, she didn’t like me and kept making things difficult for me.

I dreaded going to work every day and had to listen to many sermons and motivational videos at night to “recharge” so that I could have the strength to go to work the next day.

Time after time, God spoke to me through people, sermons and even promptings, to leave my job and that He had something better for me. But I just didn’t have the courage to leave because it was my first job after graduation.

It affected my health but I still held onto my job until I really couldn’t take it any longer and left in July 2016. I left the office feeling as if a 10,000-tonne weight had just lifted off my shoulders. I felt so relieved and at peace.

I started my job search. One month passed, two months passed, but still no result. I read in the news that Singapore might be entering technical recession and companies were having massive retrenchments.

Fear started to set in. “What if I remain unemployed for too long and companies become less willing to hire me? What if I would never ever going to get a job? What am I going to do with my bills?”

At that point, I finally understood what Pastor Prince meant when he said we ought to read the good news which is the Bible, rather than the bad news — the newspapers. The knowledge of a weak job market and becoming fearful as a result, did nothing to help me get a job. Instead, it was counterproductive.

Along the way, I read and heard testimonies about how other people had possessed their possessions. People who lost their job found something even better. I had faith and believed, but it did not happen to me. I wondered when I would be able to receive my restoration like the testimonies I had heard.

Friends in church began to share their testimonies on how they had found better jobs after going through something similar. But the more I heard their testimonies, the more bitter I grew towards God and at myself for quitting without a job. I felt ashamed and condemned for not being able to keep my job for a year and for a fresh graduate, this did not look good on my résumé.

Nevertheless, I kept listening to the Word and attending Sunday services. Although nothing seemed to be entering my mind, something was entering into my heart. I felt encouraged and uplifted each time I heard the Word. I stopped focusing on getting a job, but putting my trust in God for provision. Since He had provided for so many people whose testimonies I had heard, I believe He would provide for me.

Just like boiling a pot of soup, the longer you simmer it, the better the taste. Likewise, the longer I waited for my restoration, the better it seemed to get.

On 24 November 2016, I got a call from a multinational oil trading company offering me a job. I was also told that the start date would likely be in January 2017 but instead, I started work the following week — God wanted me to possess my possession in 2016!

It was really an undeserved and unmerited blessing because this role required someone who has a Master’s degree with at least two to three years of experience, whereas I am only a fresh graduate with no relevant experience.

When I was an undergraduate, I had wanted to go into oil trading, but there was no opportunity as the industry was going through a tough time. Since then, I had completely forgotten about my passion for it and did not think that I would have the chance to enter this industry.

But God remembered. He called me out of my previous job because He has prepared something even better for me!

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • favour
  • meditating
  • job search
  • career

 


 

Restoring A Job Beyond 120 Percent!

 

In September 2014, I made a rushed and unwise decision to quit my job without securing another job. I began my job hunt immediately after that. But in the next three months, I was only able to secure three interviews, and none was successful.

As time goes by, the demands of life crept into me and I panicked. During this time, I continued to meditate on God’s Word and also kept listening to Pastor Prince’s sermons that gave me peace.

After listening to the theme of the year message for 2015, I kept declaring: “Father, restore!” Many of my church mates also stood in faith with me as I continued to send out my résumé.

Then on 8 January 2015, I received my first invitation in the year to attend an interview. I was happy but by then, I had lost all my confidence in securing a job. The night before the interview, I continued to declare: “Father, restore,” as I was fearful of another unsuccessful interview.

I went for the interview even though I was afraid. The following day, on 15 January 2015, I received a phone invitation to a second interview in the afternoon. After this second interview, I was immediately offered the job by the hiring manager. Hallelujah!

When he asked me how much I wanted for my salary, I remembered Pastor Prince told us that God would restore 120 per cent for our loss. But because of my lack of confidence, I decided to just ask for the same amount as what I used to get.

However, to my delight, he agreed to it and even added transport and mobile allowances. My entire remuneration package summed up to be 1.32 times that of my previous salary. I was blown away by it because I did not expect it. Praise Jesus.

After I had considered and prayed over the offer, I accepted it and would start my job on 19 January 2015.

Restoration feels really good! Thank You Daddy God, and thank you Pastor Prince for the grace message, and also for sharing the theme of 2015. I am even more expectant of God’s restoration this year. Glory to Jesus!

 


Ian

Tags:

  • meditating
  • favour
  • job search
  • career

 


 

Protected By God’s Shield Of Love

 

On 14 November 2013, a friend was coming over to pick me up at 9am. After I got changed, I partook of the Holy Communion and meditated on Psalm 5. The last verse was on the Lord blessing the godly and that He surrounds us with His shield of love. Just as I was about to meet my friend, I was prompted to anoint myself with some anointing oil.

It had rained a while ago and the road was slippery. As we approached a bend leading into the expressway, our car suddenly skidded and went out of control.

The front wheels hit the curb on the right and our car started to spin. We swung to the left and crashed hard into the metal barriers along the road. The airbags were inflated and we mounted the curb before the car skidded to a stop in the opposite direction of the traffic.

I was stunned but amazingly, I wasn’t fearful. I experienced a peace like never before because when the whole accident happened, I was thinking of Jesus.

We checked ourselves after we got out of the car. There were a few small scratches on our bodies, and that was all. The damage on the car was bad — the front was smashed and the window at the driver’s seat was shattered. The metal barrier next to the road had dislodged due to the impact.

We looked around and realised that we were the only ones on that section of the road! If there were other vehicles on the road, we could have been caught in a multiple pile-up. We instantly knew that this was a miracle because there was no way our car would have stopped so perfectly!

When the medics and policemen arrived, they were shocked to see no casualties. Daddy God was definitely there and it was He who surrounded us with His shield! Praise the Lord!

 


Nicholas Tan

Tags:

  • protection
  • meditating
  • anointing oil