It started last year when I challenge God in the area of my finances. It was December, the month of bonuses and promotions. I ask Him to give me a “Very strong” rating (that would translate to 3.5x of my basic salary) and would also promote me. He did last 2011…and did it again this year…2012.
Last January, I have no idea if I can keep up with the same rating this year. Also this year, late February our company announced that the whole department would be phased-out. So I realize, I must not actually look forward for the year-end evaluations but rather look for a new job! That was so unexpected.
But certainly, God’s plans may not seem normal to us. Who would have thought that I will be able to stay. How? I was transferred to a new department. Its after taking the role, I realized that my new role really suits me. Not only that its a bit lined to my profession but it also collides with my personality.
I bid goodbye with my previous department on Oct 5 and immediately worked with the new team on Oct 8. That’s how I got to stay with my current company…actually my first company to begin with.
So here comes the year-end evaluation. During the transition, I felt an assurance that I will get the same rating last year. But my confidence wavered when the evaluation time comes close. So, again I challenged God.
It turns out that God used the closing of the office and the transition process for me to get the rating I was praying for. He uses the seemingly worst situations to give way for the best!
Not only that He gave me a3.5x bonus, I also got a promotional salary increase. Of course, I must fulfill my part…his 10%. I was also able to give to the youth ministry on my local church in the province (I was praying and planning for this for a long time, at last).
Indeed, God is so faithful. Challenge Him in your finances (He never fails in this area). All the glory and honor goes to Him…our ever faithful God.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
– Matthew 7:7