I want to share to you my story of what’s going on at work last Monday. But first I’d like to express utmost gratitude to our Almighty God that His will for me did prevail.
As we all know last Monday, the company I work for retrenched several workers, but for me, prior to that, I was not worried, scared nor petrified.
I was not begging God to let me stay, neither I was asking you folks a prayer so that I will be spared from sacking. I was quiet, it was between me and the Lord. I left everything into His hands.
The reasons why I was silent, first I’m in the workforce for more than two decades already, here in Australia alone, 18 years in my current company plus my previous jobs. For me enough is enough I’m tired, I need some rests but on the other hand I want to stay, I’m already in mid fifties, and for me, I’m still young to retire but too old to find jobs outside and aside from that, I was thinking also of some benefits that we enjoy from our employer, for me to leave is difficult, and to tell you honestly, if I was given a chance to choose whether to leave or stay, I don’t know, that’s why I said to God whatever the outcome that’s your will Lord.
Then the day of reckoning came, absolutely we had no idea whose heads to roll on the floor, we were like innocent lambs waiting to be herded to slaughterhouse. Then the very moment came, I saw the bosses came, they walked straight to our area where we worked, as if they were roaring lions seeking to devour their intended victims, but somehow in the end I was being spared, I could see the will of God, knowing it’s not yet my time to go.
Now the storm had passed, but still we cannot guarantee a perfect weather all the way, according to the forecast there’s a possibility of another storm ahead, but we don’t know when to hit, considering the economic atmosphere of this country.
If that thing will take place again, I know what to do, the same, leave everything into His hands and through this firsthand experience of mine, I’ve learned very well that if we trust God and surrender our will to His will, we can feel the prevailing peace inside despite of a raging storm outside.
Contributed by Lando M