“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…” – Philippians 1:3-5, NIV
Michael spent six months working as a manager for a local auto dealer. Then he was let go without warning. The dealership owner was having financial problems and couldn’t afford to keep paying Michael’s salary.
Even after Michael found another job, he was still curious. “I loved working for that company, and I couldn’t understand why God let me work there if He didn’t intend for me to stay.”
Then one evening when Michael came home from his new job, there was a letter in his mailbox. It was from Denise, one of the women he’d mentored in his short time as manager.
“She explained that she was a single mom and living on government assistance when I hired her. She was so grateful that I’d given her a chance to better her life and her family. She told me she prays for me every day. As soon as I read that, I understood. God had called me to mentor her, and when my work was done, He called me somewhere new.”
God, sometimes I don’t understand Your ways. But wherever I find myself, let me be Your faithful disciple. I want to draw people closer to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.