Saturday, November 12, 2011

Help me decide God!

Recently, I was presented with the opportunity to transfer from my receptionist position to the call center. Cynthia, the manager in the call center wanted me in her department because she knew I spoke chinese. She thought it would benefit the call center as they were starting to take Canadian calls and was told many Canadians spoke chinese.
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My manager Frannie and Cynthia had been communicating with each other about my transfer. Frannie had brought the topic up casually and asked me if I had any interest in working in the call center. I initially hesitated because I recently started working at the front desk, I had just settled into my receptionist position and I was scared not knowing if my chinese was up to par to use in a professional environment.

My husband and I talked about it over lunch one afternoon and I told him "I really don't know what to do!". I was confused, I didn't want to let Frannie down and didn't want her to think I disliked working as a receptionist. So many thoughts went through my head as I battled to make a decision for myself.

We went back and forth and finally decided I should let God choose. If He wanted me to take this position, he will light the path and I put my trust in Him and left everything in His hands.


My husband prayed for Him to guide me and make it obvious enough for me to know His decision. I strive to hear God's word but at times it's difficult.   

A few days later, I felt He nudged me into taking on the new position as he lined everything perfectly. Frannie presented me with the news that the decision was final, I will be transferring to the call center BUT will still cover the front desk for lunches and after 5pm for an hour.

God couldn't have made this any more obvious, He wanted me to take on a new challenge and opened up doors for me to learn and grow. This way I had the best of both worlds and didn't have to leave one position behind for the other!

This was the result of putting faith in Him and had the mind set of "whatever you want me to do, I'll do it."

My lesson learnt here is when you're in doubt of making a big decision in your life and have no clue which path to take, remember that God has a plan for you. He wants you to rely on Him and just ask Him to lead you. Ask Him to make it obvious for you, just like me!



Have you faced a crossroads in your life where you had to leave it to God?

4 comments:

  1. God is always faithful to guide us when we lift our needs to Him in prayer. Praying your new position is a JOY for you to serve in!

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  2. Thank you so much! Yes, praying is so powerful. Everyone should pray more often and talk to him about anything on your mind. He will listen!

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  3. Ive been praying for a while now on what i should do which will end up shaping my life. I have been asking God to make it clear to me on which path i should take. However, i have not felt his nudge... i feel distance between him and I which makes it hard for me to see the way. What should I do ?

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  4. Hi there!

    I understand how frustrating this is for you. God wants you to understand that everything is done in His will. Be patient and keep on praying. I have a few scripture verses that can help:

    Matthew 6:9
    "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

    Luke 22:42 says:
    “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”

    It might feel like an eternity for the decision to be clear for you but it will always be done at the time in God's will.

    God does not want to confuse you as it says in 1 Cor 14:33:
    "For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints."

    You feeling like you are distant with Him, know that He loves you and He wants nothing more than to be close to you. The holy spirit dwells in you, there is no distance, He's in you. The devil wants to come in and try to confuse you and stray you away from Jesus. John 10:10 says “the thief does not come but to steal, kill and destroy. But I have come to give life abundantly.”

    John 14:16-18 is so powerful.
    "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you."

    1 Peter 2:9
    "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;"


    Please remember your Father loves you very much and you need to cry out to Him "Abba Father, I am confused. Please guide me and lead me according to your will. Help me in making the right decisions."

    I know you put yourself as Anonymous but maybe you can email me your name and my family and I can pray for you and your situation.

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