Fiction

The August Visitor

4 Prayer Points at August Holy Ghost Service

  • The perfect job for me by Monday night and (redacted). The offer came on a Monday afternoon.
  • (redacted)
  • Perfect healing for me, mummy and everyone in my family.
  • Divine happiness this year and explosive miracles.

On June 28th, I walked into my office in San Francisco. It was a regular Friday – nothing special.
Well, except my boss was going on vacation for 3weeks.
I was kinda stoked. Not because he was annoying or overbearing but I was planning a vacation as well.

My boss had scheduled a meeting for that afternoon. It was unusual because we typically met on Wednesdays and Thursdays if needed.
I totally saw nothing of it.
I walked in and I was told that the business had decided to cut my vertical and essentially put jobs of almost 350 people in limbo.

That weekend, I battled through shock and depression to clean up my resume and start applying. July 4th holiday was the following week. I battled through this unexpected news to go out and hang out with friends.


It has been a rollercoaster ride.
From certainty to doubt and disbelief while sadness continued to show its ugly face.
In May, a lot had happened that caused me to tap into my savings and essentially drain it for family stuff.
So when this happened in June, I questioned God.
I would randomly burst into tears and begin to imagine how I would be able to take care of my family and my bills.
I was like God, you made me the head to now put me to shame?

One song that I always sang through it all was Freke Umoh’s “You Are My God”
We cannot call on your name
and end up in shame (no way)
We cannot kneel before Jesus
and kneel before a man (no way no)
I cannot bow before Yahweh
And bow to recession (no way no)
(No way, no way)
I cannot cry before the Lord
And cry to depression
(No way, no way)
You are my God
You are my God
You are my God
You are my God

I kept saying there is no way I could worship and serve you and you will let me be put to shame!
No way!
I would sing that song over and over! I could never finish singing it without crying.

Very quickly, a company reached out to me and I was sure they were the one. Their office was in Oakland and so close to the house. I was so happy that I would not need to drive far and I would have a job really quickly after leaving the other one.
Welp.
The interview went well and I got some useless rejection email.
God said “I have better for you”

I must say that through it all, EVERY ONE of the few people I told about my situation was incredibly confident that I would get something soon.
Confident to the point of arrogance that it somewhat annoyed me. Like I’m out here unemployed and you are here confident I’ll get another one. How???
I kept pushing.

More interviews rolled in after one powerful Holy Ghost Service at church – August 2nd.
We were told to write down 4 things we wanted by the end of the month. I wrote mine in this same note page that I’m writing this and I kept praying.
I am writing this mid-air on the way to Cancun for my friend’s bachelor party with 2 offers in hand and waiting on more.
I knew I was going to share this with you all once God did it. When I got my last job, I know how much it inspired many people that reached out to me. That same God did not put me to shame.

Imagine that leaving that job, I have been blessed with a 41% salary increase. It is unbelievable how this God moves!
Before I left my last job, I was annoyed that I was only given a 4% increase in a year that saw “exceptional growth and promotion” – their words.

I remember a few years ago when God had blessed me with a promotion and I was trying to record an IG video and I burst into tears, some people teased me and called me names for crying in public.
But believe me when I say this, this God is tooooooo good o! And I will never be shamed into hiding what he has done for me and my loved ones.

I was kinda tense about when the job would land in my hands. Let me tell you about the day it came – I was in the gym working out when I got the official offer letter.
When I saw the amount they were giving me and the perks – I literally laid down face flat, sweaty and broke into tears on the gym floor.
Nobody likes embarrassment but if that’s how he wants to keep blessing me and showing out, I am here for it 100%

A song that has been in my heart over this trying period is Mercy Chinwo’s Omekannaya.
There is a part of that song that says
“They may not understand
How far you’ve brought me
Man may not understand”

I cried o. Even as I was going through it, people were calling me and demanding or wanting things – me that I was deep in my valley. I remember tweeting something to that effect.

It literally humbles me and reminds me that this God that created the earth and the 7billion in it, knows me by name and treats me special.
For those of you going through a trying time and wondering why and if God is listening, he totally is and he is working a miracle for you.
Hold on and keep the faith. Never stop praying and believing. He is never late, he is always on time.
Ask that he allows you to let his will be done and that you are aligned with what he wants for you.

Let me tell you, that same job that I was crying about, that same company just fired 50% of its staff.
And the stock dropped billions of dollars and I am on a new team that respects and values me and my input.
A few weeks ago another song kept me going – Mercy Chinwo’s Incredible God.
Extraordinary strategist, impossibility specialist,
You made the earth your footstool, Incredible God.
You’re seated in heaven,

This God knew that ship would sink and he removed me from it, put me on dry land and kept me.
Life will throw curveballs at you but God is playing a completely different game on a totally different level.
Your life and story will be a testimony – I truly believe it.
Thanks for continuing to rock with me. I’ll be here to celebrate with you.

Till 2020,

Stay Up!

Thank you for reading!

Please comment, retweet and share. Thank you for your continued support. See you all in 2020!
You are highly appreciated.

#WordsOfWednesday
© 2019 #WhatTheHeckMan

One thought on “The August Visitor

  1. While reading this a request struck my mind and that is the same way you have a playlist for your previous stories, please can you create a playlist of your favorite worship songs? If you have already can I get a link on IG or Twitter

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