Eight years ago, I made a bold move to pursue my dream job…and guess what? I landed it. I want to share my testimony in the hopes it will bless someone.
When I graduated from college, I started my first entry-level job. The pay wasn’t great. It wasn’t nerve-racking and it didn’t challenge me. It was difficult to imagine anything else.
At this point, I met a lady who ministered to me about the importance of writing one’s vision down. She referred to Habakuk 2:2-3 and stressed the importance of writing down my vision of my dream job. She stressed that if I don’t know what the job looks like, how will I know once I receive it?
I started meditating on that word and prayed. Then I finally got the courage to write down my vision behind my bible. I wrote seven things I wanted in my dream job. I was extremely specific. Here are some of the things I wrote that I wanted to highlight:
- Flexible job
- Work from home
- Salary (I was specific about my salary. I wrote a dollar amount)
- My manager had to be God-fearing
When I wrote the salary down, I was in DOUBT. I thought that it was not attainable. Looking back, I now know that was fear talking, and the devil was trying to get me to think small. When I completed the list, I found myself peeking and smiling every time I was glancing at my vision.
One year later, I met a friend of mine, and she mentioned that a company was hiring and that I would be a good fit. I went to my computer and applied for the job as I felt, “why not?”. Immediately the hiring manager for that company received my application; things went crazy fast. I went for an interview the next day!
Immediately after the interview, I received a call from the hiring manager, and she said they have decided to extend the offer to me. She mentioned the dollar amount, and I froze. That was the exact figure I wrote in my vision! I was shocked. She also mentioned about the flexibility and one work from home day. I was ecstatic. It was truly an out-of-body experience.
When I reviewed my vision, I realized ALL, but one thing was fulfilled: I wanted my manager to be God-fearing! It turns out I only got a God-fearing team lead. So I thought, “Team lead is close enough!” That wasn’t God’s plan though. He wanted to prove to me that I have to have faith and believe this concept and apply it to every aspect of my life. So literally, one week after I started my dream job, my team lead was promoted to become a manager! (Insert screams!!!)
It’s amazing because when I started my job, I thought that was going to be my forever job. I always thought that NOTHING could top this. Thankfully, God’s plans are exceedingly abundant, and above all, we could ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20-21). God started revealing to me that there is more, and when it is time, he will let me know. I feel my inner man just jumping right now as I ponder…Isn’t it great that GOD challenges us? Isn’t it great that his plans are for PROSPERITY and not for harm?
- I am glad that I Let Go and Let GOD. I realized that my dreams have always been small and God’s dreams for me are BIG and perfect
- I realize that my vision can take time to be fulfilled. It was fulfilled in God’s timing. In this case, it was one year. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE, my friends!
- TRUST the process.
This is a picture of me making my last drive after leaving my dream job that I now realize was only for a season. I worked at my “dream” job for almost seven years! God is now asking me to take yet another leap. So I have written yet another list according to Habakkuk 2:2-3. Honestly, the vision scares me, just like the one I wrote eight years ago…BUT I know that he did it before and he can do it again. I can’t wait to achieve my next dream job for my next season so that I can come here with yet another testimony!
Habakkuk 2: 2-3
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.