Give it up for God’s sake!

So many people are enslaved to their jobs. They have no life but don’t know what to do. No time even to look for another job; if there are any available jobs! Some brave people decide to give it up for God. It’s a test of faith: is God going to find them another job? Will they be unemployed forever?!

Just wanted to share with you what this young lady did bravely. She has a very good position in a consulting company …I will have you hear the story from her. May be this will encourage you to do it. if you have a similar experience please feel free to post it as a comment.

I had been struggling with the idea of leaving my job for the past 3 years.  The main problems I had with my job were the long hours and travel.  After I began serving as a Sunday School teacher, the problems I had with my job intensified because I couldn’t give to the service the way God wanted me to.  One evening, during my weekly Servant’s meeting, I confessed to my fellow servants that it was a huge challenge for me to adequately give to the service due to my job.  At the same exact time, two servants said “Just Quit”.  For the next week, all I kept hearing in my head was “Just Quit” and it was becoming more and more clear that this was from God.  Without thinking about the outcome, I contacted my Partner and met with him right away.  I walked into my Partner’s office and said, “I am here to formally resign”.  I had no back-up plan, but I had a peace within me that I knew was from Heaven.  My Partner asked me why I wanted to leave and I told him that my job was getting in the way of me being able to serve my God.  To my surprise, he told me that he would find a position within my firm that would provide me with a 40 hour work week and no travel.  He also told me that if the new position didn’t work out, he would personally help me find another position within or outside of my firm.  The last thing he said to me was, “I wish there were more people at this firm with your values”.  It was then that I knew this was from God.” –G. O.

Oh by the way she is now working half the hours she used to work and getting the SAME salary!!!

8 Responses to “Give it up for God’s sake!”

  1. Thank God April 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    i had a similar experience with the job i had prior to this one. when i started to get closer to God, i found that i couldnt serve the way i wanted to because i was always working and the stress was unbearable. i prayed for a long time that i wanted to serve God and that He should help me to find a job so i could serve Him the most. i found after a time that He hand-picked the current job i have now when i didnt even want it! He made it so that i had no choice but to take it and i have never ever regretted this decision. i was just telling someone at lunch today that had i stayed in my other job i would probably have a lot more money now but i would have been the most miserable human being in the world. God has given me peace and joy and also taken care of me financially and left me in need of nothing. i am so blessed and He deserves all the glory! God definitely honors those who want to serve Him and are willing to give something up for Him.

  2. Father Bishoy April 26, 2007 at 2:44 pm #

    Thank you G for the comment I hope more people would write their experience.

  3. mightyinchrist April 26, 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    When I graduated from college, I was full of ambition wanting to become a V.P. one day. God gave me an excellent paying job but it was not exciting. Being a quite job it allowed me to listen to many sermons while I was working and gave me time to meditate. This happened for about 5 years. I did not grow career wise but it was a time for spiritual growth (my salary still increased for God was providing). Then at a time of spiritual un-focus I push the career agenda once again. I became a manager. I was working long hours, was stressed out and my spiritual & family life was suffering. After two month in the job I was praying for another job. And a month Later God gave me a job that allowed for both advancement and peace for spiritual growth.

    Key Message I learned: If you have a boring quite job, thank God for it and see how you can benefit spiritually. God will provide and you will be happy.

  4. Donna April 27, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    mmmmmm .. so do I give it up & come now??? I’m seriously thinking about it abouna :) )

  5. Me too May 1, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    Actually, something similar happened to me. I was in the same situation as everyone else – very demanding job (and was not going to get better, but worse with time) and it was making service, etc. difficult. I kept getting emails about a certain job, and when I finally poked into it a little bit – I got it right away. God had it ready for me all along, but I had to take the step of saying that I was willing to make the change and go for it first. It was the perfect job – fixed normal hours (I actually finish work at 5:30pm!), good pay (not as much as the 1st job, but still good – another leap of faith, but it worked out), and less stressful environment. It has made all the difference in letting me serve God freely, have time for my own spiritual life, and be able to do other normal things in life (spend time with family & friends, grocery shop instead of eating take out all the time, etc.), not to mention the benefit to my peace of mind. Just pray and go for it!!! God will definitely make a way for you.

  6. Suzy May 2, 2007 at 6:02 am #

    This is good stuff abouna!
    king David said something nice about that: “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:10

  7. Theresa May 11, 2007 at 3:54 pm #

    Wow its so amazing how clearly God speaks and how much he takes care of us when we are willing to obey. I am so excited that everyone is opening up and sharing how Great God is and how he always has the best plan for us if we are just willing. Like Lamentations 3:25 says “The Lord is good to those who want for Him; to the soul who seeks him”

    I had a similiar experience happen to me as well. I am currently working as an independent consultant for a Very large company. Anyways, the company had been talking a lot about how dependent they are on consultants and basically firing consultants right and left. At the same time the environment in that company is horrible, there was so much back stabbing and politics and gossip. I also couldn’t keep stable hours and that was hurting my spirtual life. It was really bad. Than one day, a couple of directors from a few different areas came to me and said “We really want you to take a full time job here. ” I kind of waivered for a while about it and we kept talking about it for a while and one day one of the directors told me “Just name your price, I promise you money will not be an issue.” So, at first I kind of got excited, but I didn’t feel like it was from God and the more I prayed the more I realized that I needed guidance. I went to Abouna Bishory and basically broke down because i was feeling so lost and I love being in control. I was so lost, I applied to MBA programs School, talked to people about going to Africa full time and was also looking for full-time worked. But, the response time for MBA was a long time away and I hadn’t heard from anywhere else.
    Abouna agreed with me that he didn’t think that this was from God and told me to be obedient and turn it down as soon as possible. So, the next day, I went to the director and turned down the job basically without a back up plan. So, I was worried and I prayed for God to calm my nerves so that I could concentrate on Holy Week the following week. About 2 days later, I got an emailing letting me know that I was accepted to Darden and also someone called me and said, ” we wanted to congratulate you on getting accepted but also wanted to ask you not to tell anyone about this, because your letter was released accidently, you aren’t supposed to know yet and either is anyone else.”This was 1 whole month before I was supposed to hear. So, I thanked God and concentrated on Holy Week. Then the week after Easter, I was supposed to go interview at my other school that I applied to, but I got way too sick and couldn’t go and since I applied soooo late and this was the last day that they could do interviews, I could not reschedule. I was really upset but prayed and said, God I was prepared and I just got sick, so you have to take care of me.” And by this time, I had started worrying about price because tuition and cost of living for MBA is about $55k/year. But that monday I got a call from Darden saying that we want to give you a scholarship that covers tuition and all expenses. Thank you God. The amazing thing is that most MBA students have more experience than me and know more what they want to do with an MBA, but the person that was reviewing my application just happened to be an CPA who was impressed by my CPA exam scores. Its amazing how God works. I pray that I continue to desire His will and He continues to be so clear.

    • Kindsey February 29, 2012 at 6:48 am #

      In awe of that asnewr! Really cool!

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