The first day at a new workplace can be quite daunting and anxious. New colleagues can become your new best friends or become your enemies. My new office consisted of myself and one other colleague. I really prayed I would get along with that person because 8 hours day in day out is a long time! So here she was, a lady the same age as me. At first, there was a lot of silence, I guess each of us was cautious of the other. But in my second week, she was on leave for three weeks, as she was getting married. When she came back, we clicked so well, it was like I had known her for years. Moreover she was Christian. We had very deep Christian conversations. That became the focus of our daily chat and I always looked forward to coming to work.
She opened up to me about her fertility chances, based on what the doctors told her. I had so much compassion, considering she was a lady like myself in her twenties and moreover a newlywed. Then she told me that her husband lived abroad, and it was almost impossible and unaffordable to bring him over. In addition to this, she always had the desire to pursue further studies. But she stated she would only be able to do if it was fully funded.
In our third month of working together, is when she received a job alert regarding a higher position. She was not going to apply. I encouraged her to go for it, especially since it was better pay and a higher position. I told her that God would open the doors for all the things she desired and that she would get them all in a year (speaking in faith).
She went for the job interview and got the job. As she had on a higher position than myself, I was offered her job without an interview (God’s favour).
She took a leap of faith, she left her parents’ home and moved into an apartment. She didn’t know how she was going to manage paying for it but trusted that God would provide. A few months later, her husband joined her. After that, her job offered to pay for her further studies. As we speak she is at one of the top universities in the country!! In addition to this, I recently received a photograph of a beautiful baby girl.
The three months that I worked with her felt like years and I believe that is was purposeful for that season. She changed my way of seeing things spiritually and how powerful God is. Not only did He give her a triple blessing, he quadrupled it and gave her more than she asked for!
6 things that I learnt from this testimony:
- Encourage one another and speak into each other’s lives.
We all need encouragement and as you bless others, God is also going to bless you.
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
- Do not envy the success of others.
Your time for reaping will come at God’s appointing time
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
- Put all your trust in God.
He will not disappoint you nor put you to shame.
Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
- Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith.
God will not put you to shame, He always has your best interest.
Psalm 9:10 And those who know your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
- God is your provider.
He can take care of all your financial needs.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
- Do not limit God.
God will bless you with more than you can ask for.
Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us..”
I encourage you today to take a leap of faith and believe God for a triple blessing. Believe God that He is able to fulfill your hearts desires. May He come through for you in every trial and difficulty. May you be an overcomer and accomplish all God has in store for you IJN.