This week I felt led to share testimonies. If you haven’t checked out Monday’s testimony click here to check to it out. Friend, I believe God wants you to know, He is still a miracle worker. He is able to turn your situation around and there is nothing impossible for Him. I want you to REPEAT after me, “it is possible,” again, “my situation is possible for God to change it.” Going forward let this be your confession every time the enemy tells you God can’t do it. Because He can! AND He is able to do it, you must believe He can.
Today I’m sharing my testimony about the recent promotion I received at work. The company I currently work for today, in January of 2015, did a massive layoff and I was amongst those selected. I’ve shared bits of pieces of what happened then, you can check out those post below where I go into details about it and how I dealt with it.
When I got laid off back then, I couldn’t understand for the life of me, why did this happen to me? I am a child of God, I love God, I have faith and I pay my tithe. So how could this happen to me of all people? I’m sure that’s how Job felt, being an upright man, a man of integrity and all, yet, he lost everything right?
I’m currently studying the book of Job and the Lord finally revealed to me, the hedge that was removed from Job was to test his faith. It’s one thing to say, “I love God, I trust God and I believe God.” But when things are bad, friend, will you be singing the same song? The devil has no particular reason to attack God’s children. He attacks because of who we belong to. And sometimes Satan will challenge God to see if we are truly His. Are we going to continue to trust God when things are bad? Are we going to curse God? For a very long time during my season of joblessness, I was upset with God because like Job I had lost everything. The difference between Job and I. Job was not caught up in what He had lost. Job didn’t care much about the blessings, he was too focused on the blessER! He understood if God blessed him with the things he lost, God is able to restore those things back to him.
Job said something powerful to his wife in Job 2:10, when she told him to curse God and die. He said to her “shall we accept good from God and not troubles?” Friend that’s DEEP! When I read this verse, I was like WOAH! As children of God shall we only accept good from God? Even though most of the times these are attacks from the enemy but God is still God. As His children, we should know He will always come to our rescue. We just don’t know His timing and it’s the timing part that frustrates us the most. But the timing develops our faith and ability to persevere. What you’re going through right now is developing your faith for your next season. The enemy is attacking your faith the same way he attacked Job. As believers, we have to be more like Job. we have to focus on the blessER and not the blessings. Blessings will come and go but God will always be there and He will always remain the same.
After I got laid off from my job, I was depressed for a while. When I finally picked myself back up I went back to school for my Masters. I decided to become a substitute teacher for the Board of Education while I got my degree. I have responsibilities and God said He would take care of all of my needs. During what I called my dry season, I applied for what felt like over a thousand jobs. Nothing happened. But I never gave up. I kept praying and walking by faith. Finally, in May of 2016, I was hired by the same company that parted ways with me the previous year.
From May of 2016 to now I have worked hard to prove myself in my field. By the grace of God, I was hired with little to no experience in my field and I had to work to show that I belonged here. I’ve prayed and asked God for an abundance of favor in the sight of those in my profession. God has truly surrounded me with people who are willing to go above and beyond to get me to the place God has prepared for me. I have declared the spirit of excellent over my life and I’ve walked in it for the past eight years. today the Lord has rewarded me for my efforts and hard work.
I work in the financial industry and my production goal matters. In 2107, I was the top performing employee in my department. In January I received a title promotion along with a salary increase. When God restored me in 2016, what I lost in 2015 He doubled it in within my first six months of working.
I want to encourage you reading this. Your BEST days are still ahead of you my friend. It doesn’t matter what you have lost. God is able to restore it. He is able to double and triple what you have lost.