I’ve always been the type of person that has a systematic plan of action. I leave one thing and start another knowing exactly what I’m doing. The certainty of this was something I always gravitated towards. So when God told me last year that I’d be leaving my job as a teacher of 5 years in one school without knowledge of what I was doing next, that was the beginning of a new dimension of my faith being tested. For someone who loves stability, this was a big ask for me. But God assured me that all I had to do was trust Him.
Fast forward to about April 2019. I handed in my notice and the job search began. I wanted to move away from teaching but still wanted to work in education, so started to look for jobs where I could support teachers instead of being one. I found a few jobs but one in particular stood out to me and seemed like exactly what I had in mind. That’s when doubt started to creep in.
I started and stopped the application on countless occasion because I thought I wasn’t good or qualified enough to be considered. I reduced the skills I had down to nothing in order to support the idea that this job was not attainable for me. I even stopped myself from applying because the pay was too much!
This belief stopped me until the night before applications closed. One thing that really encouraged me was reading the Jesuslovyou post on ‘Fear’ (both part 1 and 2 of the articles ‘False Entity Appearing to Remove you from your destiny’). Daizy was speaking directly to my situation and it gave me one of the last final pushes I needed to then just apply for the job without having any fear. A few days later I received an email saying I had been called to an interview, to the glory of God.
The day was in four stages and I had made it all the way to the final stage, which was an interview in front of two incredibly important people. After giving my presentation they asked me a few questions and, although they liked me and thought I was very passionate and enthusiastic, they had said that I didn’t have enough experience to do the job that I had originally set out to apply for. But it didn’t end there. Because they liked me so much, they had offered me a different job with the promise that they provide the training necessary for the job that I actually wanted to do. They put me in a cab and sent me to another school that day to offer me a job without having to interview again. In the end, I took the job and was even able to boldly negotiate pay so that I could receive more!
Although this wasn’t the path I’d intended to take, God has shown me that He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above anything I can ever ask or imagine;
‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.’ Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
that scripture is so much more alive to me now. They didn’t have to offer me a job after not being successful. I thank God for allowing me to see first hand that He qualifies the called and that, if I drop fear and step out in faith, He can really move mightily.
Keziah, 25, London
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