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!