Amaiya Kiara Rucker
God Told Me To Quit My Job
…And it was difficult at first.
It was something that I felt I needed to do, but my circumstances weren’t allowing me to. I mean, God has just blessed me with an apartment by myself. Plus, I had people in my ear telling me “You don’t just quit a job without having something else lined up!”
So I applied.
And applied some more.
But no doors were opening.
So I prayed.
I told God that I didn’t trust my feelings about leaving and needed CLEAR confirmation that it was actually Him leading me to leave.
The next morning, I got a clear sign that He was indeed leading me to leave, along with a word of confirmation from my Sister in Christ.
I decided to wait a few days because I was nervous, but Wednesday, February 13th,
I met with my boss and kindly let her know that God was leading me to leave.
She was completely understanding as I had always been very vocal about my walk with Christ and that God was having me there for a season.
We agreed on 2 weeks.
After putting in my resignation, I had unexplainable peace.
Even though I had no job lined up, I had peace because I knew without a shadow of a doubt what God had told me and that He would take care of me.
When I got home, I began to look at positions online, but I knew I didn’t just want a job doing graphic design because I knew that wouldn’t fill me. I wanted a job that was the perfect mix of my passion, which is Jesus, and my gifting, which is design.
So I prayed instead of applying.
I prayed that God would reveal to me all the passions He has placed inside of me and that He would lead me to the right job that would give Him glory.
That following Saturday, February 16th, my prayer group had our first small group dinner. While in casual conversation with one of my friends, I told him that I had just quit my job and how I do freelance graphic design. He proceeded to tell me that his job had actually been hiring for a Lead Graphic Designer and sent me over the details.
I was overwhelmed with joy because the job literally is all about Jesus. They make innovative technology to help the global church make Jesus famous.
So I applied the next morning.
The interview process took two weeks, in the same time frame of me working my last two weeks.
And praise God because I got the job and start Next Monday!
The best part about all of this is that I didn’t go seeking this job out. It fell right in my lap without much effort on my part, which is a clear sign that God orchestrated it. I am beyond excited about this opportunity and to do work for His Kingdom Full-Time!
Listen, I don’t share this story to boast about me, but to boast about GOD.
God is amazing! Whenever you step out and do something for Him, He will NEVER let you fall. It is funny because when I tried to do things the rational way by applying before quitting, nothing was working out. But God doesn't do things rationally all the time. When God tells us to do something, 9 times out of 10, it won’t make sense. That is because God is always trying to grow our faith in Him so we can trust Him with our circumstances. Be obedient to His direction. Even if what He is telling you to do doesn’t make sense, trust Him. You never know what blessing is on the other side of your obedience.
Love you all,
Amaiya K ♡
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.