Are you disappointed about a closed door?
I was on this job for almost 5 years! God told me to leave that job 2 years prior. I was afraid because he didn’t tell me what I was to do. I didn’t have clear instructions! I didn’t act in faith! I was working hard to get another job first because that was what I felt the wise thing to do.
As the years went on I ended up receiving a promotion on the job! I actually got this job without any management experience or an interview! They asked me to take the position! The pay was a huge jump from where I was! They initially wanted to offer me one wage and came back a week later and offered me $4.00 more an hour than the initial offer! I was thinking “Maybe it was the devil telling me to quit.”
I envisioned myself climbing up the corporate ladder! After all, God had begun to show me favor on the job! Things were great for a while! But then almost instantly things went from bad to worse. First, my manager started to get onto me about things that hadn’t previously been a problem. My co-workers started turning on me and began lying on me. Then, I ended up getting suspended without pay for an loan error. I hadn’t made an errors in my tenure there. I was hurt I was broken. The same people I had been praying with, defending, fighting for pay raises for and breaking bread with had turned on me! I was beating myself up trying to figure out what I did. A couple of months passed by and things got worse. I was in a car wreck and accused of pretending to be hurt and was forced to come back to work with my body in severe pain. My son got into trouble at school and they didn’t want to let me leave to go get my son knowing my husband was deployed at the time and I had no family here! If I called in I was hung up on with an attitude and fussed at! It was crazy!
I heard the Holy Spirit say “I told you to leave 2 years ago. Leave or I will push you out.” I talked with my husband and informed him what the Holy Spirit told me. He wasn’t fond of the idea because he felt I needed to get another job first because if I quit I wouldn’t have been eligible for unemployment. I prayed “God I don’t want my household to be in an uproar behind me quitting. So I you to work this situation out for me.” After praying, God told me to put my resignation in and He gave me a specific date. I wrote the resignation with the specific date. Again, fear crippled me and I hesitated on submitting it.
But guess what, I was terminated 1 day before the specific date He gave me to resign! When I went into the office! I told them “Thank you! This is the best day of my life. I’ve been waiting on this moment to leave.” She looked stunned. She actually was speechless. She said “Im glad you’re not upset. I will walk you to your desk to get the rest of your things.” I said “I only have 1 picture on my desk because I’ve been preparing to leave for a while now!”
I was told I wouldn’t get unemployment if I was terminated because of my own doing! I went to the unemployment office to complete my paperwork the next day and the representative reiterated what I was told and then told me that they were so far behind that it could take up to 6 months before a decision was made! BUT GOD! As I was sitting there, the Holy Spirit said “In 30 days you’ll be APPROVED!” On the 30th day, I received unemployment paperwork in the mail that said I was approved because I was terminated “at no fault of my own” Even in the meeting where they terminated me, They didn’t give me a legitimate or detailed reason for terminating me! They told me that when doing an annual review the requirement is to have at least a 3.0 to remain in your position and they rated me a 2.98! They shaved the .2 off for a reason unbeknownst to me! My work performance was great. My attendance wasn’t perfect but I had hours left on the books so I wasn’t in any attendance issues. I was the most productive employee in my department according to the numbers as a Manager.
Long story short, God closed the door which forced me into the one he designed for me! Within 3 months of being terminated, God blessed me with more than my annual salary from that job! The blessings didn’t stop there! He has blessed my family with such abundance! My husband and I both started our own businesses! We both purchased our dream vehicles and bought our first home! I’ve traveled on more vacations since I got fired than I have my entire life! We have a FAMILY ministry that is prospering rapidly reaching the globe! Since that job, I’ve created several sold out conferences, launched an extremely profitable speaking and coaching business, podcast station where the first episode that was downloaded over 1000 times within 2 days and online talk show that continues to grow weekly! I said all of that to say “Praise God for the closed doors because God never closes one door without giving you more!” #hope #faith #inspiration #encouragement #shamiekadean #motivationsbyMieka #motivation #love #blessed #favor