I recently moved from Birmingham to Scotland with my friend, knowing that if God had sent us I could be confident that He would meet all my needs. However, I had left without a job lined up, despite having interview after interview. I knew I had to be specific regarding what I was asking God for — a job that would allow me to make an impact by sharing the love of Jesus with service users, but also to have time outside of work to grow and develop my faith and see what God wanted me to do in Glasgow.
After a few more applications and interviews I got a job! This was 25 hours a week, working with children with complex needs in a school/residential setting, covering a maternity leave. My start date was to be the end of April, pending my PVG coming back. However, finances were still a worry as I wasn't sure about the amount from my final paycheck from my last job, and the amount from the new job.
Once again, my PVG came in early, which meant I was able to start a week earlier than planned, which I found out, meant that I started just in time to receive the company's annual bonus too!
A month or so in, I received an email from HR saying my contract was supposed to finish 19th August, just before the nurse I was covering was coming back. As I was maternity cover, I was under the impression I would be in post for 1 year, as were my employers. I can only say by the grace of God, it was confirmed a few days before I received this email that the nurse I was covering is pregnant again, and would definitely not be coming back for a while!
Only God could forsee this, and had already answered a prayer not yet prayed. This was amazing reassurance that I was where I needed to be and He wasn't finished using me in this mission field.
If you’re praying for provision of a certain kind, ask God to provide in an unexpected way or ahead of time — like He did in Rebecca’s story.