A shift at the office

As I sat in my office, I could hear the angry screaming clearly through the thin walls. The same thing had happened the previous afternoon, and the one before—and the one before.

I was working at a small advertising agency, a position into which I’d been placed as a result of much deep, heartfelt prayer to find work. I’d previously worked for a nonprofit company, so the transition to a for-profit company was challenging. But because I felt sure that God had placed me in this position to glorify Him, I quickly and joyfully got used to the fast pace, producing profitable results and bypassing many “rookie” mistakes that might have cost our clients money—or gotten me fired.

I’ve learned that God never puts us in a position where He doesn’t multiply or radiate His blessings to us and to those around us. An immediate blessing occurred in a meeting on the day I was accepted to the position when the company president, a big ex-hockey player whom we’ll call Murray, generously offered to teach me the advertising business. I was shocked but thrilled at the offer.

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Decisions, decisions
July 8, 2013

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