Continued from here.
Four months later, the director contacted me to let me know he had selected me out of ~ 180 colleagues to be featured in an article for my company’s intranet. I would be profiled as a representative of those doing my job because I was one of the “best of the best.” This was a real honor. That same week, I learned that one of the two people who had sought to “take me down” over speaking truth was no longer with the company.
Keep in mind that this is a huge company, and I was telecommuting, so I was not privy to much information about the comings and goings of colleagues. I sometimes did not learn about someone on my own team leaving until weeks, or even months, later. Learning about the departure of someone in a different division was nearly unheard of, and yet it happened.
Two months after this, the article was published on the company’s intranet. Everyone from the President down logged into their computers to see my smiling face and read an article about me, as representative of my position in the company. That same week, I learned that the other person who had sought to “take me down” was also no longer with the company. Again, me getting word about anyone leaving the company was nearly unheard of, but I learned this information and was able to verify it by that person’s removal from the online employee directory.
I realized that this was far too much coincidence to be random, so I went to God in prayer and thanksgiving. He placed heavily on my heart that while I may have “forgotten” about what these two people had tried to do to me, He had not. It was not coincidence that I was publicly honored at the same time that God removed both of those people from the company. He had fulfilled the words He had spoken to me through the Newsboy’s Blessed Be the Name song six months prior. Read back over the passage of scripture and marvel at how completely God fulfilled this promise in my life:
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
‘All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
For I am the LORD your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear.’” ~ Is. 41:10-13a
To be continued…
[Graphic: Cartoon of Grace cheering with stars shooting out around her. Courtesy Bitmoji.]