Grab, Agoda, Hopper, Klook, PayMaya, BPI… These are some of the mobile apps I heavily use. They make my life a looooot easier. Let’s not debate on which is the better app or company.They provide the services I need and eases my life at some level. But what happens if these apps are gone? Just like what happened to honest bee and Uber. PANIC. If little things that are taken away from us can cause panic, how much more if what’s taken away from us is something BIG, something we have been praying for.
If you read my previous blog, Probidential, I told myself that at 30 years old, I should already have a stable career. About a year ago, God answered my prayer and gave me something BIG. He placed me in a job, in “the company” I never imagined I’ll be in. I started building my hopes and dreams around it, assuming this might be it! But for some reason, God took it away. I was thinking, “If it’s honoring to Him, why will he take it away?” It totally didn’t make sense. And to top it off, tick-tock, I just turned 30 a few weeks ago. So, that made the waiting even more scary, exciting, and unbelievable. So much emotions involved during that time. I believe it wasn’t for me to figure out why, but it was for me to trust Him.
I read somewhere that “God will take out the good to make room for the great”
For some it can be a career, relationship, ministry, anything God has given us or placed us in, anything we think is giving Him glory. It might be confusing, saddening but it is also reassuring, knowing that God has always something better. He is constant regardless of the season we are in. It is also an opportunity to check who we are trusting: the plan or the planner?”
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.John 15:5 NIV
“The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. BUT Blessed be the name of the Lord. “ Job 1:21b
WELCOMING THE NEW
Oh, let’s quickly talk about the waiting. I was “generally” still. Thank God. “Generally” because I also panicked a bit and sent my resume out. I got a few job offers in the following weeks. My only prayer at that time was: Closed doors, Open doors.
And after about what felt like forever, while on a vacation, I got the call from the HR of the company, the same company that I started building my hopes and dreams around. I got accepted to a department that I never, never imagined I’ll be in (kanina never lang, eto never, never na); in a role that offers so much room to grow, so much opportunity to work with women, and of course, so much mind-stretching, character-building, personality-developing challenges too.
Scary? Yes. But God is The God. He knows what He is doing. He is who is He is. And I am who I am because of who He is.