In February 2019 I was actively looking to switch jobs as I didn’t enjoy my previous workplace. I also felt certain practices there clashed with my beliefs and values.
My superior had signed me up for a personal development course that emphasised the use of positive psychology and metaphysics. He insisted I attend the course as it would help with my career goals. I called up the place to enquire more about the course, but they did not reveal much to me.
I felt prompted in my spirit that something was wrong, and I did not have peace of mind. James 1:5 also came to mind: “If any of you lacks wisdom. you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
I prayed to God for help as I had to make a decision. And He made a way.
Two days before the course began, my superior texted me again to confirm if I was interested to go for it. I thanked him for the opportunity to attend the course that he had already paid for, but chose to politely decline.
My superior decided to transfer the course to another colleague, and I did not need to explain myself further. Later on, I found out from my colleague that there were religious meditative teachings as part of the course.
Following this incident, I prayed to God about opening the right doors of opportunities for me.
I applied to various positions and waited for companies to get back to me. Many weeks and months passed with no news, and I started to doubt and worry about my future.
But I continued to pray for God’s unmerited favour everyday. I boldly declared that God had an open door – a job for me – and believed in it with all my heart.
Shortly after, I received a text message from my ex-colleague who shared that her company was hiring.
Before I went for the interview, I prayed that God would open the right doors and close the wrong doors. I wanted to be led by the Holy Spirit to speak forth the right words; I wanted God to direct my mind and emotions.
I went for 2 interview rounds and presented my portfolio. The conversations I had with the interviewers were casual, light and easy-going. And within the next 2 days, they offered me the job! It even had a higher package and a better environment.
It’s not about what I do, but who I am in Christ.
God had switched me out and placed me in a dream office – Google’s Singapore office! This was something I could never have imagined. As He has planted me in there, He surely has a purpose for me.
God is a faithful God, and He will bring you what you need at the right time. I’ve learnt to not depend on my fleshly decisions, but hear accurately from God and seek His Kingdom first.
As a graphic designer for the last 6 years, I used to let the world define my purpose at work. But in this season, God has spoken to me in a very special and personal manner. He has changed my perspective on my career.
Now I’m reminded that it’s not about what I do, but who I am in Christ. And I aim to live out my high calling in the workplace.
After working for about 6 months at my workplace, I wanted to connect and reach out to more believers, but I did not know who I could seek out. Yet deep down, God knew the desires of my heart.
A few weeks ago, a cell group friend who works in Microsoft connected me to a lady who leads a Christian Fellowship that meets on alternate Fridays. Yay! I now have a greater vision to share the Word, pray, fellowship and encourage people from my company.
Apart from being blessed with my new job, I discovered that my new marital home is also located 20 minutes away from work. I feel so thankful to be so supernaturally blessed by God!
It’s surely by no coincidence that all these factors lined up as part of God’s plan and future for me. I’m indeed grateful for what the Lord has done in my life, and I believe that He can also do it for you.