There were days I was triggered by the simple question,‘Where are you working now?’
Most of my friends and colleagues were working in amazing companies but here I was, on day 55 of staying at home and trying to figure life out.
Kwor, don’t compare yourself to your friends.
I know these are tough times but you will be fine.
There are better days ahead.
Just keep trusting God.
Eventually I landed part- time roles in two different companies and I enjoyed the experience although these were transitory jobs, I was paid a decent salary every month.
I knew what God had promised to bring my way, but I struggled daily to wait and trust Him during this journey.
There were days I cried my eyes out.
There were nights of unending prayers.
To be honest, this journey truly tested my faith in God.
Keep trusting God till when?
I hate how uncomfortable I get when I am asked the question “What work do you do?”
I am always spending wisely and avoiding extravagant expenses: having to choose between trotro or Uber, eating at home or buying a local snack, I had to prioritise and spend wisely always.
Every single day, I hoped for at least an email reply to the countless job applications I had submitted.
Everyday, I checked my mail, maybe they had replied but, it was in the spam folder.
Every single day, I tried to keep hope alive,
Everyday, I saw the worry in my Mummy’s eyes.
Every single day, I reminded myself that this period of waiting was a season that had a purpose.
Everyday, The Holy Spirit whispered, “There is more, it will all make sense soon …”
I am the side-hustle type of girl, always looking to use my skills and working multiple jobs.
I did not want just any job, someone would say, « a beggar with a choice, »
Nope! I was just a young lady who knew what she wanted even though she was not fully employed in any company.
I wanted a job description that matched my skill set,
A role that I would enjoy but not endure,
A work environment built on teamwork,
I wanted a challenging role that would give me room to learn, make mistakes and become better.
I had had a few successful job interviews and was offered employment but, I declined those offers.
They were really not for me.
Oh! And the devil really played on my mind.
You are unemployed and are rejecting job offers because?
Who are you?
You don’t want a decent job and salary?
Are you sure this is not what God promised you?
In February during an all night Church service, I heard God clearly minister these words to me
‘Esasina, I, the Creator of the Universe says, Give me a few months.
Do not give up , build up your most holy faith now.’
God had spoken to me in dreams, visions and through His Word. Almost every week, someone would send a message of encouragement regarding my job search and how God was going to bring an amazing job my way.
There were many of prophecies and dreams regarding my career.
This preparation period was uncomfortable but necessary
In my waiting God was working, even when my faith was waivering…
March went by…
On Monday 27th April,2020, I shared my unemployment journey update here.
I received a lot of emails, DMs and messages of encouragement from strangers, friends and my social media tribe. Many people shared their job search testimonies and struggles with me, some prayed with me, others recommended job hunting sites and shared job vacancies with me.
Don’t doubt the power of community and social media, a lot of amazing things happen here.
I applied for all the forwarded job vacancies I found interesting that were shared with me that day via my Instagram DM.
That evening, I received an email asking me to join a video call job interview.
I was excited but then again,
Kwor, cool down, it is just the first stage!
I shared the news with a few friends and family.
After the video call interview, I received another email.
I was to attend an in-person interview at the company’s office the next day.
It was not an easy interview but I tried my best and answered all questions to the best of my ability.
I was called back into the office.
Please have a seat.
Congratulations! You impressed us during the interview.
You have got the job!
For five seconds, I could not hear anything the CEO was saying.
Wait, did she just say I got the job?
I fought back the tears of joy welling up in my eyes.
God I see you and how You used one Instagram dm to turn things around.
Thank you God.
God! This is EXACTLY THE TYPE OF JOB I PRAYED FOR.
After 9 months / 274 days of staying at home and juggling part-time job roles,
God chose to make a way for me, during this Corona pandemic when companies are shutting down and laying people off.
INDEED, GOD is not a man that He should lie!
Though it tarried for 9 months, I waited for God’s best and He has really given me the job of my dreams.
I pray for the strength to do my best.
A job with favourable working hours, amazing work colleagues, interesting projects, great salary and benefits.
To the glory of God, this is my testimony, I have the job I prayed for!
No matter how long it takes for God’s promises to manifest, I pray that you will find the strength to trust in God and wait for Him regardless.
For He is faithful!
My heart goes out to anyone who is currently unemployed and is believing God for a miracle, I pray that God will encourage you and strengthen you while you wait.
Don’t give up, God is working it all out for your good.
Thank you to everyone who said a prayer for me, encouraged me, sent me job vacancies, checked up on me during my season of waiting.
I really appreciate you all.
A big THANK YOU to my Church, Zion Impact Ministries, you have all been a massive pillar of support to me.
Thank you Apostle Kingsley and all the pastors, ordained ministers and members in general.
God bless you.
PS. I am not pregnant yet, this was from a model photoshoot for Esowba Clothing’s New Dawn Collection.
It’s been three weeks since I started working full-time in this company and I am excited about what the future holds.
God turned my mourning into dancing…