By Bridget Wolk

Several years ago I was fired from a human resources job. Now, I’m not the type to get fired. I try to be “Christlike” in all that I do. I’m dependable, hard working, happy, and friendly. God blessed me with the ability to earn a BA degree in HR and a PHR certification.

So why did I get fired? One reason and one reason only, I took a situation into my own hands and didn’t wait on God’s timing.

Pastor Dan talked about the real Jesus. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Evil doesn’t win because Jesus is the warrior.

I was at a new job and within two weeks I was bored. I decided I needed additional responsibilities. The HR director wasn’t sure where she was taking the position, so she said she needed to think about my request and she would get back to me. She then left for a week’s vacation.

 I took a situation into my own hands and didn’t wait on God’s timing.

Instead of waiting on God to answer my prayer, my imperfect self decided to talk to the plant manager. He suggested I go above her head (a definite no no) and go directly to the president of the company. Being an HR manager, I knew better. But I did it anyway. I thought the plant manager was on my side and was actually trying to help me.

The following week I was terminated. On my way out, I stopped by the plant manager’s office and told him what happened. He said “Oh well.” I couldn’t believe it.

At home and on my knees, I asked God to forgive me. I apologized for not waiting on His timing. I apologized for making the HR director feel bad because I didn’t trust her. And I apologized for not being a better witness for Jesus.

At home and on my knees, I asked God to forgive me.

Satan tried to get the best of me, but Jesus Christ has power in my weakness. Two weeks later God blessed me with another HR manager position. Turns out, it was the best, most satisfying job of my career.

Thank you, God.