And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

“You Just Have To Believe” Artwork by Caleb Matthews

Twelve years ago, I was a happy stay-at-home mom. Stephen was going to graduate from high school in a couple of months and Brian would follow four years later. College bills were looming, but we had been saving for years. Then that wee small voice of the Holy Spirit told me to enjoy my time now, because I was going back to work. I laughed and asked who would hire someone who hadn’t “worked” for 15 years? He would have to drop a job in my lap because I didn’t know where to look and would want a part-time job.

Days later, I received a call from a former co-worker who had moved to a different company many years earlier. She was reaching out with the opportunity for a part-time position! Now, I would like to say that I immediately sent in my resume, but instead, I struggled with God for a week with the idea of change and guilt over leaving Brian alone for the first time. After she called back indicating that they hadn’t received my resume, I sent it in and got the job. It turned out that it was the most wonderful, challenging job with fellow Christians!

At hiring, I said I would work at least eight years, but enjoyed it so much, I figured I would work there until Matt retired. But the Holy Spirit told me things were going to change again and, at my eight-year anniversary review, my supervisor let me know that my job was going full-time. Most people would rejoice at that, but not me. Because of the Holy Spirit’s voice, I knew it was time to move on to something new and not to fight change again.  

God knows what is best for us. By submitting to Him, I had the most wonderful job ever! I was able to serve Him by doing my best by helping co-workers and customers.

About Sarah Hammack
My husband and I met at Virginia Tech and moved to Manassas after graduation. I worked in the field of microbiology and chemistry. Currently, I am a co-chair of the UMW and head of the Bazaar Crafters.