I was working as an executive assistant to the general manager with a renowned semi-government company. Everything was working fine for me in the organization until I was pregnant with my second child.
The organization frowns upon pregnant women and new mothers and when the news of my pregnancy broke, everyone in the organization was very unhappy and I was made to feel as if I’d committed a crime. Even my female colleagues slighted me and I felt condemned for my decision to have a second child.
Subsequently, I was demoted to become an administration assistant cum office secretary. Even though I’d wished to quit, I had loans to service and so I continued to drag myself to work.
While all that was happening, I was attending church regularly and my husband was always pointing me to Christ. However, I felt lost in that situation. Finally, things came to a head when I received a letter of termination on 11 September 2012. I was in a state of shock as I have always been nominated as the best employee. Moreover, I really needed the job as my husband’s salary was insufficient to service our loans.
Right after I was terminated, the banks called me to settle the loans since the accounts were linked to my salary. I did not know what to do but somewhere in my mind, I sense that God was working things out for us because of the scripture verse, “…all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
My husband and our prayer warriors also continued to comfort and point me to the Word. In fact, my husband fed me the Word every morning via short message service. I would also listen to Pastor Prince and meditate on the verses from his sermons.
On 13 October 2012, I delivered a healthy baby girl. That was a miracle as the delivery was difficult because the baby had the umbilical cord wound twice round her neck.
After my delivery, I began applying for jobs but to no avail. One day, as I was listening to Pastor Prince’s sermon, I heard the testimony of a lady who was retrenched and then blessed with a job she’d desired. Pastor Prince also pointed out that as Jesus is, so are we in this world. So I kept asking myself, “How can Jesus be unemployed?” I was sure that Jesus would get me my desired job.
I also claimed Psalm 16:5–6 while reading and meditating on this verse—“Lord, You have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” I believed that because the Lord is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. And that same afternoon, I received calls from two big organizations, after my husband had applied to one of the organizations for me even though it had no available positions. Hallelujah!
With our financial needs becoming more pressing by the day, even my husband began to show anxiety. However, I continued to meditate on God’s Word, including Proverbs 3:5–6—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Amazing as it sounds, I received a second call, and again from both organizations. I knew that this was from my Lord. I attended the interviews and waited for the outcome. While waiting, I spoke to Jesus and told Him about the organization that I would love to join. From being anxious, I became at rest and I was called for a final round of interviews by both organizations.
The final interview at the place I desired was quite interesting. The general manager had asked me to write a report on the company within the day. The task seemed so daunting but I decided to cast my cares to the Lord. I wrote the report, submitted it and waited. It was an excruciating wait but on the fourth day, I finally received a call to notify me that I’d been appointed executive assistant to the general manager. Praise the Lord!
This company has stringent entry requirements but I got in solely because of Him who owns the heavens and the earth. Moreover, my boss is a wonderful person and the company is blessed. Praise God for His mercy endures forever and His promises are always yes and amen for us. Thank you, Pastor Prince, and may God bless you.
Debora | Qatar