Prayers and Promotions
Today is our first career-related Miracle Monday! Enjoy this testimony from Brother Brandon Coppa's workplace.
At the end of 2008, I was out of work and searching for a job. I was prayerful about the situation but had a lot of difficulty even getting an interview.
One day I received an email containing an interview request. The interview went well, and I was soon offered the job. I was somewhat hesitant to take the position because the pay wasn’t great, and I felt very overqualified for the entry-level position. In spite of my hesitation, I took the job since it was the only offer I had received.
Everyone at the company was friendly, but after six weeks I was very discontent and started to apply for jobs at other companies. I found a position I really wanted and had three interviews. I was excited about the position and thought I was definitely going to get an offer. The company called and let me know they thought the interviews went very well but that I was overqualified for the position. I was so frustrated!
I gave up looking and instead started to fast and pray about the situation.
The very next day, my supervisor became very sick and informed the company he would be out for about a week. During that time, the Business Development Manager took over the department and met with me to get a better feel for our specific processes. After that meeting, the manager pulled my resume and realized I was being underutilized.
She met with me a second time to find out what kind of work I would like to be doing. A week later, the company created a new position just for me, which comprised all the responsibilities I had told them I was interested in and included an increase in pay.
God not only answered my prayers but taught me to trust Him completely without placing restrictions or parameters on how He can work. God reminded me that “my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” (Isaiah 55:8).
Praise God for His Miracles
We're still looking for more work-related Miracle Mondays for September, so if God has blessed you in your job, please tell us about it! For October, our theme is "fear." It's a time of year when we start seeing spooky decorations on homes and in stores, but instead of focusing on Halloween-y things, let's focus on times when God has calmed our fears. Click here to share your story of how the Lord showed you there was nothing to fear!
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