His Marvelous Ways
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In One Hour He Had the Job He Didn't Get
May you remember this true story the next time
you receive bad or disappointing news.
Nothing is impossible with God!
My youngest son, Brett, is a natural computer prodigy. In 2006 he was graduating from high school and working in a fast-food restaurant, but he dreamed of working with computers. He had applied for an IT position at an architectural firm where the hiring manager, Robert, was a family friend. My son flew through two interviews very well, had a great resume, and Robert had assured my son that the job was his, that it was" in the bag". A current employee was leaving the company soon and Robert promised the newly opened position to Brett. Brett was so happy to move into his calling!
Speaking of calling, he called me every day to see if I'd heard anything from Robert. I always replied,
"No, but remember he said it will be soon."
After two months of weekly promises that "it won't be much longer", the call finally came! Robert's name was on my caller ID! I couldn't wait for my son to get the good news!
I answered the call with a big smile on my face. "Hello, Robert!"
My smile disappeared and my heart sunk to my feet as Robert explained that his superior had chosen another employee to fill the position. Gulp. As a mother, I felt my son's pain and he didn't even know yet. I wondered if I should call him or wait. I decided to pray first and tell Brett later.
Holy anger began to arise in me. We had prayed for this job! My son had met all requirements for the position. Robert promised this job to him for the past two months!
I began to stomp around my house declaring, "This is my son's job, In Jesus' name!" I prayed and declared the Word of God over my son and his new job for about 20 min, then I went to work. I knew the job was Brett's but thought the position would open back up in 6 months or something like that. I had no idea that one hour later I'd get another call from Robert. This time Robert was laughing.
He said, "I don't know what you're doing over there, but the guy they hired called back. He doesn't want the job after all so tell Brett he can start today."
It's been 15 years and my son has moved up the ladder in his chosen field since that day.
See? The Word of God rules over ALL! Jesus is Lord of ALL!
God means it when He tells us we ought always to pray and not to faint!
Do not lose heart when bad news comes! Pray and trust God.
"Men ought always to pray, and not to faint."