This sharing is triggered by a question posted by someone in our whatsapp group. This is the question "Olivia, Faiket or anyone else who has a word, How would you quit a job which pays well but gives you little joy? Does anyone have a testimony of moving forward? I feel like I am stuck in the rut."
This is Olivia's respond:
"Every significant change of career move that I had made, there was a CLEAR sign or direction from God
Received sms from a Man of God to change job - interview supernaturally manifested (was not even looking but Faiket's neighbour's wife arranged for me to meet a local bank senior management) - just 15 mins interview (not even dressed appropriately) at one of Bangsar's cafe - was offered 2 positions (one position was not even in existence but 'created' for me, so picked that) - i asked for RMX, banker said 'you asked too low' and counter-offered much higher.
My income jumped 300% when I changed from being a lawyer to a banker.
Pay was good but I suddenly discovered that I had some talents that could be put to use but didn't know how - Faiket had been urging me to quit so that we can venture together as a couple - Prepared letter of resignation but despite Faiket asking me to just tender and go by faith, I refused.
I 'said' to God 1) if I am to leave, I don't need to worry for my finance and will be taken care of for 1 year since not earning regular salary 2) there must be a clear sign God want me to leave.
Faiket argued then it's not moving by faith like that. I replied 'You pray your way, I pray my way'
2-3 days after that, received a totally UNEXPECTED email for MSS (Mutual Separation Scheme)
1) this scheme naturally shouldn't have happened because the bank just did a voluntary separation scheme not long ago
2) was only with the bank for 7 years, so assumed won't be much but after calculating, the compensation was more than 1 year what I have asked for
3) mutual meant need boss to agree (at that time, I was in a unique position of reporting to 2 bosses) and naturally, bosses wouldn't have agreed as I was doing some critical projects - until now they were still puzzled why they let me go transition was smooth.
Most importantly, if I were to act 'impulsively' under the misunderstanding of 'going by faith' and tendered my resignation, I would have missed the MSS compensation! I would have left the bank with NOTHING and more stress! In fact one of my staffs tendered his resignation just few hours before MSS email came out and he lost his right to decades of compensation year just like that
Faith is just one part of the equation.
The main thing is to still to seek God's instruction and act on it irrespective of whether you like it or not. Have your heart to heart conversation with God and listen clearly.
How to seek God's instruction? For me, I get revelations from anointed Man of God's teachings on topics pertaining to my season of life requirements, go into tongues, ask for clear sign, etc
This verse popped up 👇
Psalm 37:7 The Message (MSG)
Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.
Suggest you examine why you have 'little' joy - dig up root cause and ask God how to deal with it"
My name is Faiket and I am an Albanian living in Asia for more than 25 years. I am happily married to Olivia and we are blessed with two lovely kids, Odelia and Feivel.