Hey Boss, I Quit!!

Less than a year ago I was offered what I thought was an opportunity of a life time! A job earning more money than I had ever imagined, the distance was 10 minutes away from my home, and I could even telecommute periodically. It was a promotional opportunity and when I applied I did not think I completely qualified. I took a step out on what I thought was faith. Six interviews with 13 people later I, yes I, was selected as the final candidate!

 

I couldn’t believe it and praised God for the increase! I was really nervous about starting and hoped that I had the ability as a professional to excel in my new role. I had experienced much success in countless others, this one just seemed to make sense as the next career stepping stone on my way to the top.

 

Approximately 7 months later I found myself resigning from the job I thought was going to put my career on the map and I was absolutely devastated! I endured a tremendous set of unusual trials beginning a little more than a month into the position.  Ultimately, I crumbled under the pressure. My health, both physical and mental were being grossly affected. I was disappointed beyond description in myself and thought the enemy had won! Certainly I had failed and now it was over before it truly got started….

 

 

After consulting God about the ordeal, He revealed why I was subjected to such overwhelming insults in my workplace. I learned that I have been incredibly stubborn in my pursuit for success, have been operating in my own self-defined purpose without His consent, and have been grossly neglecting the gifts He has placed in my life. What a tremendous eye opener, harsh reality and a lesson long over due that I had to learn!

 
You see, for years I have been chasing dollars and trading my life in to the highest bidder. This has been because I truly lacked faith in God that He is capable of supplying all my needs which far exceeds monetary provision in a paycheck. Since I have never experienced increase any other way besides earnings from a job, I literally convinced myself that the only way to experience the God of “More Than Enough” (2nd Corinthians 9:8)  was by heavy pursuit of the next big promotion in title, statute and theory. I couldn’t see it any other way but Faith doesn’t operate by what Chanel could SEE! REAL self TALK!

It was clear very early on in my new position that this was not God’s will for my life. But I ignored the signs which were many!!! Initially I chalked up the controversy I was facing as the enemy trying to steal my blessing. I began to pray for my co-workers, leadership and external partners thinking that was the key to turning the fast sinking ship around. My so called spiritual logic was so far from the truth and was my WILL and not the WILL of my Heavenly Father.

 

 

I began seeing my husband, children and friends as thorns in my life because they wanted me after work and I simply could not produce the best me for them because I was stressed and exhausted! That’s when my health became seriously affected.

 

 (Mommy/Daddy, Stop working and come play with me!)

 

After extended time away from my hostile work environment, God showed me that the thorns in my life were really the job! The roses were those significant relationships I was half giving myself too. Repentance was necessary! No job or amount of money is worth their sacrifice nor mine! Never Again!

 

I finally accepted that it wasn’t me, due to the high turn over not only in the role I was in but in the office overall. (They couldn’t keep staff and leadership failed to look in the mirror!) Acceptance did not come easy but it did at a cost!

 

 

Are you holding on to a job that is robbing you from God’s best?  Are you struggling in your level of faith to believe that if you let go of this thing that you think you need that you will suffer lack?

 

This is not for everyone and I am certainly not suggesting or promoting a campaign for people to walk out on their jobs!  All things in due season and with wisdom.  This is the first time I ever walked away from a job without a concrete back up plan.  But I knew without question that I was hearing from the Lord!

 

If your stress level is through the roof resulting in change in temperament, sleep, eating habits and you are struggling to be present for the true important matters in your life, I encourage you to seek God and analyze if you are trying to remain in control because you don’t trust that HE will deliver. (Proverbs 3:5)

 

For me, I have suffered zero lack and have actually experienced abundance beyond my imagination since I let go and truly started trusting God with my provision. My confirmation that this entire things was and is HIM! My faith today is through the roof that as long as I keep my confidence in words, deed and action that my Heavenly Father is taking care of me, I shall never want for nothing! (Philippians 4:19) 

  
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42 thoughts on “Hey Boss, I Quit!!”

  1. Great post as usual 🙂 As hard as things might be for you right now just look up because everything will get better. The only thing is that it is just a matter of time. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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    1. Actually John things are getting easier the longer I have been out of the job concerning my Faith. This was so necessary and I have no regrets. Heard from an old co-worker last night and my God, what he shared made me think, yup, glad I’m out of there! Lol! It’s an incredible process. Thanks so much for stopping by as always😀

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  2. Oh Chanel… I love reading your posts. This post speaks to me. You’ve read my blog- you know life can be overwhelming for me. My career is wonderful, but everything is a business. At times it feels like they will not stop asking for more. Like you, I get home with nothing left to give! My prayer has been for clarity. While I consider the thought of leaving and trusting, I need to hear from Him. So I wait and pray. Thank you for agreeing to pray for us. God bless you and continue to provide for you and family.

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    1. Hey there My Rose; yes what a serious challenge life is for us all and I thought the post would bless many for countless people are spending a good chunk of their lives in jobs they simply can’t stand! I feel led to stand in the gap in prayer for my brothers and Austin Christ for that clarity you spoke of. Thanks for being a blessing to me and I so expect you to blog about it when God shows you that direction.☺️

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      1. You are so sweet! Thank goodness he revealed to you your calling to stand in the gap. I will definitely blog about that. I have a friend with who was just talking to me about her struggles in this area. Hopefully she will benefit from this post as well. God bless you. You will be in my prayers as well.

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  3. What a great post! I’m at where you were…I’ve been at my job for 19 years and over the years it has evolved that I am responsible for so many things, too many and I have been so overwhelmed this past year. God and I have had numerous conversations, daily as a matter of fact, and some days I just give it up to Him, those are my best days. I have put a plan into place so that sooner rather than later I too can quit. Thanks for sharing your honesty and I wish you the best, but then the Best is already on your side!! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Deb! I so appreciate your response! This process was extremely difficult for me but I am so glad I humbled myself and obeyed his voice! I’m still faced with loosing my health insurance in a few days but I’ve grown adjusted to not having the paycheck and know God will provide in the coverage area as well. I’m going to be praying for all who responded and are facing similar challenges. May our Father direct you in the way you should go with your job so that His Will be done!😇

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  4. Thank you for sharing this honest testimony. Definitely, when you know you are outside of God’s Will and he clearly shows this to you it is better to let the job with all its promised success and financial rewards go. I’ve always tried to chase good salaried, or better position jobs but they have largely evaded me, or if I succeed in securing this one then I Iose it after a short while. I am always sure that I would not put salary or position before God but He knows us better than we know ourselves, knows what will harm us, or what avenues he has chosen to lead us down, in order to humble us. That’s why it is so important to know God for ourselves, have a close relationship with him and endeavour to obey him.

    I popped by to thank you for following my blog. It is most appreciated. May God continue to bless you and use your blog ministry.

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    1. Sounds like you can certainly relate with my position ladycee! All what you say I am experiencing especially humility! It is an incredible experience, bringing me closer to the Lord and taking me out of self! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, read and comment. I never take these actions for granted! Look forward to staying connected my new friend!😊

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  5. I have had an experience with work sort of along the same lines. I’ll cut this long story short.

    I took a job which seemed to be the answer to my prayers. Within a year or two of working there, I realised that my life would always be as if under a curse while I worked there. I couldn’t just walk out because of bills to pay. A personal tragedy forced me to quit. Now, things are so much better.

    Believe me, God will bless you in all of this.

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    1. Glory! God showed himself strong in your situation Harry. Tragedy also played a part for me as well. During my stay at this awful job, my father died of Cancer in September and my mom was battling breast cancer at the same time! It was too much!!! Like you, things are so much better now and I give Christ the honor for it all. Thanks my friend!😊

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  6. Thank u for this testimony. Right now I feel so stuck and I am wondering is God really going to come through for me. This article gave me my answer. I just have to trust because what he has done for others he will do for me. Thank you!!

    Ellee

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    1. Hey there my dear friend. All that you have said while encouraging me even at the beginning this journey has absolutely come to past! God is doing the darn thing in my life and I still have no clue how it’s going to turn out. I’m still extremely vulnerable but way more comfortable now than 3 months ago! (Wow, it’s been that long!) gonna give your same advice back to you because you know our Lord is no respecter of persons. Trust him in what ever He tells YOU to do! Love you lots😘

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  7. Praise God, Chanel, that you listened to Him and that you chose Life over death, and that you wrote this to encourage others to submit to God and resist the devil! Jesus’ words come to mind: “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money… Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
    (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:24-25‬ ‭NIV‬‬). I AM the LORD your Provision!
    Bless you, beautiful woman of God! 😊

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    1. See that’s the scripture I should have used Deanna! I don’t know what I was thinking! Lol! Still think God was completely glorified overall. This process is truly amazing! I don’t know what’s next for me and my family but My Heavenly Daddy got this for sure! I finally have given him the wheel of my life! Thanks as usual for reading and commenting. A blessing you truly are indeed.💕

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  8. Yes, praying through this. My job is draining. They are trying to get away with anything Christ related and I’ve just had it because I have to fight to serve. My sleeping and eating habits changed. Definitely not for me at all. Thanks so much for this post! Makes me feel like I am not alone. Gives me hope!

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    1. I know the feeling all too well! Being the lone Christian or one of very few in a hostile work environment is extremely difficult! I have done this for years!!! Keep praying and seeking his direction in what you should be doing now to prepare closing that door. He has so much more in store for us than we can imagine. I say this in faith and I have no idea where my next paycheck is coming from. But that’s no longer my concern; God’s Got This! Thanks for reading!

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  9. A post in due season! for some time now I’ve been struggling with unhappiness and stress at my job. I don’t even look forward to waking up the next day. But after reading this, I know I’ve got to have some real talk with God and know what His thoughts and plans are for me. Thank you so much for sharing! God bless you!

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    1. Yes, first and foremost do pray and listen for his response however it comes to you. For me I heard more clearly by adding fasting in the process then it sounded as if HE was screaming “Girl, just let it go!” Lol! I heard him loud and clear! Never his intent for us to live outside our purpose and to have more Faith in our jobs than HIM. You are in my prayers as well my dear; thanks as always for reading!😍

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  10. An awesome testimony for sure! What amazes me about the Holy Spirit is that He confirms you are hearing right when another person can literally speak to your spirit about what’s going with you having never spoken with you about what you going through. The Spirit of God transcends distance and time! Thank you for sharing! I appreciate this testimony more than you know.

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    1. You are more than welcome! I really felt that even before I see the next door open from God to share. The amazing thing is HE is really showing off right now with this taking care of me thing! Lol! I’m loving it and feel like as a believer that I have finally broken through a major barrier in my Faith Walk. So completely liberating! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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