Job Favor

By July 19, 2013 March 30th, 2015 No Comments
The Parantos

God has brought me through an IED blast in Iraq, cured me from testicular cancer and gave me a job the day the twins were born. So, why did I doubt that when I raised my hand in church a few Sundays ago for a God Story at my work, that it wouldn’t happen?!
Like Mark 9:24, I believe, but needed God to help my unbelief. I raised my hand in church, received a blue God Story shirt and thought “well, this is nice, but this is as probably as good as it is going to get.”

I have been having a lot of head butting conversations and disagreements with my division manager. I’ve been putting in a lot of hours and working on various projects with very little help from him. He leaves early from work and arrives late. Takes ridiculous lunches (sometimes 2 hours) and takes advantage of the reality that he makes a lot of money and does very little work to show for it. Here, I make less than him, and run circles around him on what seems like a daily basis. I’ve been praying that God will reveal himself to my boss and show him that what he’s doing is not right. In addition, months ago, I placed with him a request for a salary increase and was denied with a smirk on his face when he said “fat chance”.
So, Sunday came, I raised my hand with hesitation and doubt, and went home wondering “Well God, your move”. That Monday I was at work early to submit payroll on time and my boss walks in. He says “Hey Steve, can I see you in my office?” I thought, “Good God, now what”?! He sat me down and began to tell me that he had been acting unprofessional and sought my forgiveness for not being a team player and backing me up like he should be. I was floored!! I couldn’t believe what was happening. That God moved this fast is what I think really took me by surprise. I, of course, accepted his apology and our relationship is slowly getting better.

And oh, that raise I had submitted months before and was basically laughed at for the mere thought of actually getting it…I got it!

God is good and faithful, even when I am not!

For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12