A JOB AND A JOB PROMOTION
This is a short version of story number 19 (out of 50) from my book, My Walk with the Lord, http://www.selahbooks.com/
Psalm 75. 6,7 "For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another."
I was seeking the Lord for the right job He wanted me to have. I had submitted many applications, but had not had an interview. Those of you who have been through a period of unemployment can understand the frustration of this, especially with the bills piling up. However, when trusting God, we understand the value of waiting for God's timing.
As I rode by the local shopping mall, a vacant buidling nearby would draw me. Several times, I pulled up to this building and the Lord spoke to me and said, "This building is where I want you to work." I had no idea of what kind of work I'd be doing. The Lord was silent on that subject.
About two weeks later, I saw a job advertisement in the local paper. The job was for an instructor of retail sales at a small vocational school. The applications were being accepted at---you guessed it---that vacant building near the mall.
I submitted the application, was interviewed and offered the job. At the same time, I was offered a state job with more money and benefits. I did not hestitate when the Lord spoke to me and said "Take the instructor position."
Each morning before class, I would read a verse of scripture. A few students objected at first but some of those later volunteered to read the scripture for the day. After I'd been teaching for several weeks, the Lord spoke to me and said, "I want you to go to the Bahamas." I replied, "I don't have the money to go." The Lord replied, "I'll make the way to go, just be prepared to go." About two months later, the Lord spoke to me and said, "Irvin, I want you to be the head administrator of this school. Your time in this position will be short, so don't even put your name over the door." A couple of weeks later, the head administrator resigned so I assumed I'd be promoted to the job like the Lord spoke. Lo and behold, another person from corporate headquarters came to take the position. I immediately prayed and asked the Lord about this..The Lord spoke to me and said "Have faith." Three days later, the other person was gone, and I was promoted to head administrator. As part of the promotion, I received a free cruise to the Bahamas where the Lord used me in a special way - but that is another story! I held this job for a few months and then the Lord moved me on to another mission.
Daniel 2.21 "And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth Kings, and setteth up Kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding."
Footnote....Several of my students were saved at this school, and many asked me for prayer.
Irvin L. Rozier, Captain (Retired) US Army, still serving as a soldier in God's Army
About the Author
Preacher, author, retired US Army, lives in south Georgia, USA