The Power of Prayer

I have completed two weeks at the new job and I actually like what I’m doing. God has truly placed me in a challenging position because it’s not the type of job where I could walk in and know what I’m doing. There is much to learn. I have always considered myself a quick learner, but this job has certainly humbled me because not everything is coming as easy as I would like. I like the fact that I have work to do throughout the day and I’m not bored and staring at the clock waiting to go home. I have even started going in at 6:45 a.m. to try to catch up on work. The quote requests coming in so quickly and one request can take over an hour to complete depending on the number of parts being requested. Other requests require double entry: once in our system and again in an online system created by the customer.

My co-workers are patient and supportive, which is something that I’m not used to. My boss has even told me that I’m doing a good job. It is quite refreshing!!! It all feels too good to be true. I mean when you’ve been praying for something for so long and God finally gives it to you, you’re entirely sure if it’s for real. By the end of this week, I felt like I was waiting for the rug to be pulled out from under me or for the shoe to drop. I give glory, praise and thanks to God for answering my prayers! I pray that this is long lasting and not just the honeymoon phase of a new job because 20 years is a very long time to wait for an answered prayer!!!  I know, Sarah waited longer as did Moses and countless others!

The point to take away is this: God does answer prayers…in His time and not ours!  So, if you’re waiting, keep praying because the prayer of a righteous man (woman) availeth much and is powerful and effective. I am reminded of The Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18:1-8 and how this woman would not stop “bothering” the judge. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to pray without ceasing. If there is something that you truly want and it is in line with God’s Word, keep praying. Never give up on praying for what you want!

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