In January this year (2015), I was instructed in the Spirit to write on my life experiences to encourage people, and flaunt the awesome power of God (Isaiah 44:24) before them. I have done this faithfully by His grace, and I give Him praise. Today, I will narrate yet another experience of mine, the last for the year.
Towards the end of the second (2nd) quarter of a particular year gone by, I became very tired of where I was working in Nigeria. I knew my job there was done, and I needed a new job, and a new lease on life. But, good jobs were almost impossible to find at my level then.
So, I took my case to God, who knows no impossibilities (Luke 1:37). I did this via fasting and prayer for several days, and by the time I finished, I knew I would be fine. However, nothing happened for several weeks afterwards. Still, I refused to be discouraged! In the meantime, I continued to trust God, display a good attitude at work, and treat everyone I met decently.
I was on call duty on Christmas day of that year, and I worked with a young junior medical doctor. She was very small and fragile in stature! The call duty turned out to be very busy, and before long, I noticed she was really struggling, and I pitied her. I later took over some of her responsibilities to give her a breathing space.
As I was attending to the patients in one of the wards I took over from her, and praying to God in my mind to release the job He promised me, I noticed a young girl tucked away somewhere in the ward. She was in great pain, so, I left what I was doing to attend to her.
I knew she needed to be admitted for treatment and close monitoring, but, her father refused for personal reasons. I had to work on him to change his mind. Then, out of curiosity, I said ‘sir, where do you work’? And he said, “I am the Chairman of the Board of X Hospital (not the real name), and the Chairman, Committee of Chairmen, of all Government Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria’’? Wow! Imagine, God brought such a highly sort after, and big employer of medical personnel to me on my own turf. I was stunned!
After regaining my composure, I was led in the Spirit to ask him for a job, and I did. Guess what? He just smiled, and said “of course doctor, I will give you a job. Please, submit your CV to me as soon as you can’’. I submitted my CV the next day, and ten days later, I was given a job in his hospital, with a salary increment of nearly 400%. I started working in the hospital without delay, and I enjoyed working with a very good boss, and lovely colleagues there. I also had the chance to assist loads of people back to sound health to the glory of God.
Friends, when I sought the face of God for a new lease of life, it seemed He snubbed me initially. I never knew He was busy working in the background on my behalf, and when He was ready, He catapulted me right up in a big way. This same God is keen on helping you (Isaiah 41:10), the period of the year, and length of waiting notwithstanding. But, He will only do so in his own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11)! Please don’t give up on Him!
Have you been fasting and praying to God concerning certain issues troubling you lately, and does it now seem to you He is slack in coming to your aid? If it does, then, I have good news for you! And that is, God is not slack in any way (2 Peter 3:9)! He is only busy working diligently, albeit silently in the background, shifting grounds, changing things, and moving people around on your behalf (Isaiah 45:2-3). Very soon, you will see what He has been up to all the while.
Friends, God is working in the background to do something new in your life (Isaiah 43:19), if you believe (Mark 11:24). He will do something new in your family, in your marriage, among your children, and among your friends. He will do something new in your health, work, business, ministry, etc. And when He is through, you will be stunned; everyone that knows you will be stunned too, and they will join hands together to rejoice with you (Psalms 126:1-3), in Jesus name. Amen.
Merry Christmas in Advance. God bless.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies