The Bible indicates that blessings follow obedience. I can attest to its truth. I spent years answering phones in the customer service industry. I listened to endless complaints, profane language, and was subjected to stressful work environments daily. I went to college, obtained two degrees, and longed to switch to a different field. I endured countless job rejections throughout those years and I couldn’t understand why God wasn’t moving me in another direction.
I wasn’t saved during those years and I lived in open rebellion to God. I lived an immoral lifestyle, rejected God’s commands, and was self-centered. I couldn’t move to a better job because God does not bless our mess. I didn’t follow God’s instructions and He did not reward my bad behavior. I was lost, broken, and in need of a Savior.
I grew up in a single parent household, never had a relationship with my earthly father, wasn’t raised with any siblings, most of my family are unbelievers, endured serious illness, divorce, financial crises, single parenthood, challenging schools, and tension-filled jobs. But God still loves me. The world may deem me worthless but God doesn’t. I am His daughter and NOTHING can take me out of His hands.
In January 2016, I made the life-changing decision to follow Christ. In February 2016, He finally answered my job prayer, years after my request. He blessed me with a job in a Christian environment that’s not stressful. He answered my prayer in His timing and if it wasn’t for my other jobs I would not have appreciated this one. I lived in unbelief for 31 years and a month after I gave my life to Him He blessed my obedience with a better job. I’ve experienced miracles, God’s goodness, and am a living testimony. Even though trials and tribulations continue in my saved life, I know that “the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14)