12days of Thanksgiving: Funmi Abiola “God’s favour was with me”.
TWTW called out for thanksgiving posts from our sisters HERE And for the next 12 days we will see through the eyes of imperfect ladies, striving to give perfect praise to the Lord.
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” Hebrews 13:15…
————————————————————————————————————– 2016 has been an interesting year for me. I had a couple of dreams that got me scared. One of them was that I would loose my job in 2016. The kind of dream that dwells in you subconsciously,but every now and then would resurface. The good thing about it was that it prepared me to look for other alternatives. I would wonder,”What would I do if I lost this job?”. The funny thing is that if I had asked myself this question in 2015, I probably would have had a heart attack.
As God had it, I started seeing things differently. One day after I was led to fast for 2 weeks, i was joking with a colleague about blogging and that is how the idea of Lagos Food Corner came up.
Anyway back to my job. Everyone knows about the recession and how it has affected companies and mine was no exception.
I remembered my dream and felt that it would come to pass, especially since my activities had decreased. In November our HR department became very active and I would sometimes think, “there is no how you are going to escape this”. Then again I would remind myself of all the efforts I had made, and console myself with the fact that they seemed to be satisfied with my work.
To cut the long story short my MD called me randomly to his office one day and told me that due to lack of visibility for next year, they could not afford to keep me again. However he told me to go for an interview with another subsidiary that did not even need my services. He told me it would be through but I should be prepared. He even coached me on some points they could raise. I went for the interview and God’s favour saw me throughout.
I got the job and now I am shuttling 2 jobs and the 2 subsidiaries are going to split my bill in order to maintain my salary.
I bless the Lord who indeed is faithful. Who did not put me to shame, Who sent me a helper, Who made a way where there was no way for me.
————————————————————————————————————–Funmi Abiola, one of God’s Nigerian daughters. Don’t be fooled by her name, she only understands English, French and a little bit of Igbo and Spanish.
God also turned her passion for food into an Instagram page: Lagos Food Corner. She has a 9-5 where she is in charge of serious marketing issues for her company.