I have had a part-time job of teaching college for several years. I teach in the evening and work for a ministry during the day. A few years ago, I received an email from the communications department at school saying they were going to restructure the classes offered to students, and as a result, all faculty would see a reduction in the number of classes we were offered to teach. A reduction in classes meant a reduction in income. This was not good news, so naturally, I went straight to the Lord and asked Him what to do. When I asked the Lord what he wanted me to do, he said, “Apply for the recruiter position.” I thought, what recruiter position?
We have a job board in our department at work, and I pass by it each day. I had not seen a recruiter position posted, so after the Lord told me to apply, I went to my supervisor and asked if she knew something about it. She said no, and I said, “Well the Lord seems to think there is.” She then suggested that I check the website for our corporate headquarters. She thought maybe the job was posted there. When I logged onto the corporate website, I found the job was posted, but it was not posted to be filled in my city and state. It was posted to be filled at corporate headquarters on the east coast.
When I read the description, I became so excited I couldn’t sit still and started thanking the Lord. I thought this is a great idea! I have a call center background, I worked as a prayer warrior on the phone, I’ve trained prayer warriors, I’ve scored prayer warriors in QA, and now I have an opportunity to recruit them. I thought that’s a great fit. In obedience to the Lords request, I went to the website, and I applied for the position. Never once did I give any thought to the fact that the job was located on the East Coast and I wasn’t. He said to apply for it, so that’s exactly what I did!
As soon as I completed the application and I hit the send button, I turned to the Lord with prayers of thankfulness and praise. I thanked him for answering my prayers regarding my income. By getting this job, there would be no decrease in my income because of a reduction in my classes. I was so humbled and thankful for this answered prayer I walked around the house saying, “Thank you, Jesus” over and over.
As I walked and praised the Lord, he interrupted me and said, “You’re not getting it.” He didn’t mean I wasn’t getting the job; he meant I didn’t understand. I said, “No Lord I understand. I used to be a prayer warrior, I used to train the prayer warriors, and now I’m going to recruit prayer warriors. It makes perfect sense!” Then he said it again, “You’re not getting it.” I repeated my affirmation that I did get it and it was a great fit. Finally, for the third time, he said, “You are not getting it. You’re building an army.” At that point, I became overwhelmed. The anointing was so strong and thick you could cut it with a knife. At that moment my thoughts and feelings about this job moved from my head to my heart. That’s when I got it. I was so preoccupied with my little world, and my income, it never dawned on me that there could be a bigger or greater purpose for this position.
I was so overwhelmed with the fact that the Lord was entrusting me to build his army I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t get the words out of my head. “You’re building an army!” This was serious! How am I going to do this?