I wanted to share a testimony that happened to me that was quite miraculous. I'll start with the events that led up to this testimony. For some time now, I have been overburdened with my job. I say this not to complain, but with the hope of using the situation to glorify Father.
However, my role and responsibility at work has dramatically increased and my compensation has not. Compensation is not something I really think about, Thank God! See, what John the Baptist said to the soldiers. Luk 3:14 And the soldiers asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully; and be content with your wages.
Back to the responsibilities, there are different levels of engineering reaching up to a senior level engineer which is a level 5 role. I am at a level 2, but doing a level 3 & 4 job. This role requires supervising installation integrators, ordering parts, building the electrical schematics, designing the PLC code and Human machine interface, leading the project, collaborating with contractors and the client, and traveling to site to commission and implement the equipment to the customer and perform acceptance testing.
Other projects of this type of scope will have about 15 people to help, but in these projects, it has been just me. Father placed me in this job right as Covid was hitting the United States. This job has been wonderful for me spiritually, especially while being on the road and experiencing my own personal wilderness and Father using this to put to death the old man.
The last few months, I've been thinking that my time was done at this position. Traveling for extended periods of time are hard on a family. It is very hard to leave and say bye to the kids as they cry wanting me to stay home. Marianna and I have been praying that Father would reveal to me what I should do concerning my job. During that time, I had multiple dreams confirming to me that my time was done at this job, and I wasn't being hasty because I can say Father has given me the strength to endure during my tenure here at this company.
I'll keep the dreams very brief and explain the summary. In one dream I was running a road race. I believe it was a 5K road race. There were other runners in the race, but for some reason I didn't see them. I was racing against myself, as I was my own competition. I was competing against my previous PR "Personal Record." I remember running as hard as I could, thinking that if I slowed down my old PR would beat me.
I finished the race in first place. I was really surprised because I didn't expect first place, I just wanted a new PR. I then saw my mile split on a teleprompter and it was 1 mile in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. 144! My coach in the dream then contacted me, wanting to congratulate me and share the success with the rest of the team. To my surprise, my boss at work was my coach. Then I woke up.
I had the previous dream months ago. I personally did not want to leave my job because I was still a bit ambitious. I wanted to finish the job I was the project lead of, and I wouldn't be done with that job until November. Marianna and I were still believing as we had prayed, and I was asking for another dream to really confirm. I was still hesitant to leave my job and wanted a little more confirmation.
I then had another dream. In this dream, I was in a Men's Warehouse clothing store. (I actually commission sorters and conveyors systems in distribution warehouses.) There were lots of very nice clothing in this shop. Although, I only remember seeing black dress suits. I came into this shop wearing a blue tie and another tie but I'm not exactly sure the color of the second tie, maybe gold.
I asked the tailor what my ties were worth and if I could trade them in. He told me that they were worth $5. There was a yellow tie behind the tailor that was for sale. I asked him how much for the yellow tie, he said $6. I traded my blue tie for the yellow tie. I also traded in the other tie as well, possibly for a pinkish colored tie. I'm not sure exactly about the second tie.
Then I woke up. When I woke up, immediately the verse came to my mind. Mat 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29.) Take my yoke upon you, (the blue tie) and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30.) For my yoke is easy, and burden is light.
I knew instantly that the blue tie was his heavenly yoke of grace which is why it was $5 and the yellow tie I was exchanging it for was caution and the yoke of man, hence worth $6. I have been knowing lately that this job has been interfering with my relationship with Father.
After these dreams, I still had the same plan to continue finishing my project till November and then start to look for another job. I really wanted the accolades of being the lead and the stature of completing such a massive multi-million-dollar project on my resume. I was still pursuing my own goals within the company I work for.
Weeks later, I was getting ready to travel to San Francisco to commission another sorter at a distribution warehouse. Marianna and the kids had still been asking me to quit my job for some time. I really wasn't looking forward to going to San Francisco to work and be so far from my family. The night before I was to travel to San Francisco, Marianna and I prayed and asked Father to give me a definitive dream, so I could just know when to quit my job. I don't have a backup plan and I have never left a job without having another job lined up. I woke early in the morning and did not have a dream, so I was headed to San Francisco to work.
Marianna and the kids dropped me off at the airport around 5:45 am. I was waiting in line to check in my baggage. I was feeling very burdened about leaving my family and traveling for work. I know better than to trust my feelings as feeling and the soulish realm can be deceptive.
It came to my mind the prayer David Eells prayed when his family had no food. "Lord fill our plates or fill our tummies." I just said a similar prayer. I said, "Lord either change my attitude, or get me out of this job immediately." I continued and gave my bags to the airport associates, went through TSA, and made it to my gate waiting to board the plane. I'm not going home now, or so I thought. It was about time to board my flight and I was group 1 boarding which means I would be the first group of passengers to board. As the hostess called for group 1 boarding, I had to use the restroom.
I arrived back at boarding, and it was group 3 or 4, I'm assuming. I was in line, and it was almost my time to give my boarding ticket and board the plane. There was only one person in front of me. At this point, there were probably around 30 or more people who had already boarded the flight and another 30 or 40 behind me waiting to board. The hostess received a phone call. She told the other hostess to the let the guy in front me board the plane, but then stop boarding with me.
I was the very next person to board; I was in the very front of the line. I waited in the front of the line for about 10 to 15 minutes. I asked the lady what had happened. She said, "The captain has told us to stop boarding." I expected such a vague reason, but still figured I'd ask. I thought the reason was probably an unhappy passenger causing a commotion. It then dawned on me that maybe Father is answering my original prayer I prayed at baggage check-in, "Lord change my attitude, or get me out of this job immediately."
For some reason, I just spoke another prayer out of my mouth. I don't even think the prayer was me or my thoughts, it just happened. I said as I was waiting, "Father if this is you, make all those people who boarded the plane, exit the plane right now in Jesus name!" Right at that moment, I could hear shuffling back up the plane ramp and to my surprise people were exiting the plane.
Where I was standing, you could not see the ramp as it descends and turns. People came walking around the corner from the plane returning to the gate. About 30 or 40 people walked down the ramp. I prayed the prayer, and it was in Father's hands, but it happened so fast it was still surprised and astonishing. At that point, the hostess grabbed the microphone and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, the flight has been canceled due to a mechanical failure, the Landing gear is defective, and we do not have the parts at the airport to correct the issue."
If you would have looked at me, my jaw was probably dropping to the floor in amazement. I said to the hostess. "Can I grab my bags and just leave the airport and go back home?" She said, "Sure, go back to baggage check-in and they will grab the bags off the plane."
I went back to baggage check-in and was waiting in line to receive my bags. I called Marianna and told her to come pick me up. Her and the kids were thrilled. As I was still waiting in line for my bags, I began to talk to a gentleman waiting in line with me. He also was on the same flight and was going to go back to his house. I shared this testimony with him, and he was astonished as well. He even said something along the lines, "God is trying to show you something."
As we continued to talk, he told me that he is a job recruiter. He gave me his contact info and told me to call him. Again, my jaw was literally dropping. Marianna and the kids picked me back up and a few hours later, I put in my resignation. For the record, I'm not suggesting people just quit their jobs, but this is what Father was doing with me. I was certainly in a place of weakness, but a place where Father would give me a measure of His faith. Amen!
I also wanted to state this. As I initially got home and laid back in bed, fear began to come over me. I was thinking to myself, just grab a plane tomorrow and fly back out there, you can put your two weeks’ notice in on the road. Other thoughts of, “Isaac, you have bills and mortgage, what if you can’t find a job and you and the family go homeless?”
Many thoughts began to come to me, and try and reason with me. Even so much as to try to convince me that what had just happened really wasn't much of a miracle, maybe you’re looking too deep into this and leading yourself away. However, I have the mind of Christ, and these are not my thoughts, and neither are they Christ's thoughts.
I talked to Marianna and she said, "Isaac you can’t go back, how much more obvious does it need to be to get you to listen to God." She went on to say, "Isaac, think of Jonah, if you go back, they will have to throw you off the plane to keep it from crashing, do you want to be swallowed up by a giant bird?" She was right, I had to get out of bed, and not let my mind be idle. I sat down and began to read the word, and just keep reading. Rom 10:17 So belief cometh from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
I knew I now needed to put my resignation in so I wouldn't be tempted to go backwards on faith. Heb 10:38 But my righteous one shall live by faith: and he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
So, I put in my resignation. My boss had me call him immediately and he tried to convince me otherwise, less responsibilities, and such. His name is Muhammad, and he is Muslim, I told him the miracle that Father had done for me, I needed to acknowledge God in front of man. Mat 10:32-33 Everyone therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him also will I deny before my Father who is in heaven.
I needed to act on this swiftly and did, thanks be to God! I realized while initially battling with this myself, how people in the bible, even those who physically were there and witnessed miracles that Jesus did, could over time quit believing and talk themselves out of it. I knew I had to stay in the Word, speak it over my life, think on it throughout the day, cast thoughts down. I have the mind of Christ! Hallelujah!
Job Status Update! 9/22
Within a month after the miraculous departure from my previous job where I travelled excessively, I received three job offers. I had no income for the month and had many bills to pay. I was just walking out my faith because the Lord showed His strong hand at the airport. In all my professional career, I can tell you that I have never been so pursued by so many companies and, or job recruiters. It was at the point where I would just tell them on the phone I wasn't interested.
It was awesome because the Lord gave me favor and it seemed more like, I was the one doing the interviewing of the companies; all glory to God as He pours His favor on his children!
Concerning the three job offers, I didn't know which job to choose. I asked the Lord for a dream, and I received two dreams. In one dream, it showed my future at a food manufacturing company in which I would be in charge of three plants concerning Controls Automation. In the dream, I was taking a call in the middle of the night because they needed me to come back in to work all through the night, even though it was a day shift job. I was frustrated in the dream.
In the other dream, another company that offered me a job was with a Japanese automotive manufacturer. In this dream I was looking at the equipment, but wasn't familiar with it, however I was not frustrated or pressured. I just needed to learn this foreign equipment.
Within the week I was talking to a brother of mine in Christ named Justin. As I was talking to him, he was going to a kid's baseball game and randomly parked behind a Mitsubishi automobile. That was the name of the Japanese automotive manufacturer that offered me the job.
He said, "Isaac, there aren't a lot of Mitsubishi cars that I have seen, but I think this is confirmation. That's when I knew to make my decision and go with Mitsubishi. Also, Mitsubishi came back with an offer that superseded what I was originally making by around 60%. The job recruiter told me that they have never offered this much before and had to present the wages to the president of the company for approval and sure enough he signed off and hired me as a top level engineer.
I didn't know that there were levels of engineering in this role and never once did the company and I even discuss such matters. What is amazing about this is that I never even tried to bargain or counter about wages. I wasn't even thinking about money, I just wanted to be home with my family.
I am still at Mitsubishi, and they have been so patient with me, offering all kinds of training to me as I get caught up with their equipment that I was not familiar with. What's cool is my boss is also a Christian and has shown a lot of favor towards me. He has told me many times, "I believe God sent you here." Thank you Father, you've done it all, literally everything!