The job I have is all about prayer. Many of you know the power of prayer. I was tired and weary in Sept 2005. I was not that thrilled about my job, I was running into oppostion everywhere I went; and that was not working as I was trying to launch a product. It just wasn’t. I was in the middle of two power struggles, that doesn’t work either when you’re trying to launch a product. I bought the book by TD Jakes (I didn’t even know who he was at the time) “Ten commandments of working in a hostile environment”. I figured the only way I was going to get out of that mess was to learn more about God and His word.
I had applied for a job outside. I asked a group of awesome women to pray for me at 7PM on Sunday. They prayed that God would guide me where I needed to be. At 9AM I was informed that as of that minute, I had a new position and a new boss. ANSWERED PRAYER. I stopped reading the book at Chapter 3 – which are you ready for the title of Chapter 3?? Embrace Opportunities for Change. For the record, I never even got a call from the outside employer (their loss). My boss didn’t really know how I was going to take it, I knew “of” him but didn’t really know him. I didn’t care, I knew this was where God wanted me. I was good with it.
It’s been a lot of growing, I didn’t know anything about electronics, and I surely didn’t know much about finances… but whatever God puts you to, He’ll put you through.
Today I had a big meeting, 3 VPs, 3 Directors, and a Manager. I was as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. I prepared for two days, two very long days. It was stressful, very stressful. But you know what? All my preparation and needing it to be right, paid off. Everyone said how well I did, my boss said I shined like a star. Who would have thought?
It changed the way I have been looking at my job. I think “I’m just a pee-on, they probably don’t even care what I do”. But when I was sitting across from the VP, he’s looking me in the eye, he expects that I not only know the issue, I know it well, and I am honest. No BS. I know those issues from both sides (Customer & Plant) better than anyone, that I see both sides, that I know our opportunities and I know our risks. That’s my job, and it is important.
I know that God put me here for a reason, in a job that I do well at. At a job that I do enjoy, at a job that I know better than anyone else, and will continue to grow in knowledge. I may not know all the reasons, but all I need to know is that God put me here, and He trusts that I know how to do it well, and that if I don’t, I know where to go to get the answers. To Him.
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered. —Proverbs 28:26
And you know this one, I use it a lot! But I also added verse 12…
Jer 29:11-12 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Dear God, We know that each one of us has a plan that You have laid out. Reveal Your plan to those Your beautiful children. Give them a glimpse of their purpose. Lord, let Your will be done. In Jesus' Name. Amen.