Community Church Blog

18th July 2016

"God has done far more than I ever dreamed possible!"

Here is a testimony from one of our members about how God has been at work in their life:

"I work with a local authority and earlier in 2016 I was feeling extremely swamped at work. I was praying about wanting to get back into a better work-life balance.

Shortly thereafter I was approached by a team manager who asked me if I would like to join her team. I agreed and stated that I would look for the application form on the online system and get it done ASAP. I went on to the internal web site and found the job advert, pressed the button to apply, and an application form came up. I should point out two major things here - 1: My work experience and academic qualifications have completely changed since I first made an application for this local authority; 2: I have a personal difficulty in completing application forms as I find it difficult to put on paper all of the things I have done as I fear that the reader will think I am boasting.

As I looked at the application form I was shocked to find thatit already had my present qualifications all inputted correctly, and also full detail of my work experiences (completed better than I could have done it)! There was nothing for me to do apart from submitting this form, which somehow had been automatically filled in for me!

Within 2 weeks I received a telephone call from HR asking me if I was still interested in the job. I stated that I was, and that I was waiting for an interview date to be given. I have only ever had about six job interviews in my life and I have felt that I was rubbish at every one of them. HR got back to me and asked if I had a start date in mind as they wanted to offer me the job. I asked again about the interview and was told that interview was not necessary.

The job was mine!

I asked about the salary and was told that the salary would be at my present rate. I decided to be a bit cheeky and told them that unless I got a pay rise I was not interested. I asked for £4k extra and it was immediately approved!  Since writing this testimony, I have started my new job. The stress level is a lot lower and as a result I have a much better work-life balance. God has done far more than I ever dreamed possible!"

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Maureen Hopkins
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