Today marks 3 years since I became an official employee at Daystar Television.
I was a freelance employee from January until April. I remember so clearly the day they offered me a permanent position. I went to the bathroom and cried. Not because I was happy, but because I thought I was going to have to turn it down.
Up until that point in life, I’d never worked a job where I had to go to the same place everyday and be there all day and punch a clock. I’d never worked at a place with real accountability and for real bosses that I had to answer to. I thought that accepting the job would be like putting me in jail, I’d loose all my freedom and become a 9-5 clock puncher like the rest of grown-up America.
I was a traveling, free-spirited birdie! I was made to fly freely!!!
Funny how something we dread and fear can turn out to be one of the most rewarding and formative gifts.
So many blessings and so much growth has occurred in my life as a direct result of me working at Daystar.
I can confidently say that God 100% directed my steps and led me there. When I first applied, I was living in Nashville. I was at a friend’s apartment, by myself and I heard the Lord tell me to apply to Daystar. I was so confused cause I didn’t watch Daystar and I had zero television experience. I thought, “This is strange, but ok.”
8 months later…yes, 8 whole months later, I got a call from Daystar asking was I still interested in the position I applied for. I said, “Umm…what position did I apply for again?” They said “Assistant producer.” I said “Sure!” The next week I was in an interview and a week after that I was asked to freelance.
It’s funny cause the boss who hired me has said to me, “I don’t know why I hired you, Kandis. Must’ve been the Lord.” Well, I KNOW it was the Lord. I had no tv experience, no real knowledge about the network, it makes no sense that they’d hire me.
But 3 years later, I know without a doubt that this is where I belong. There’s no better place than being in the will of God.
I’m thankful I obeyed when I didn’t understand. I’m thankful my boss obeyed and hired me when she didn’t understand. And I’m thankful that the past 3 years have been some of the best years of my life.
I love my job. I love all my bosses. I love my awesome co-workers. And I love that I get to make a living helping spread the most powerful and important message on Earth.
If you’re in a place of confusion or discouragement as it relates to your purpose or job, let me encourage you to stay close to our Father. Heed his voice, even if it makes no sense to you and be patient. There was an 8-month period from the time I applied until the time I got a call back, this was not an overnight process. Clearly I lost hope at some point cause I stopped thinking about the job and even forgot what position I even applied for!
Trust that God knows where you belong and if you choose to listen, He’ll do exactly what He needs to, to get you where you’re supposed to be.
Here are two scriptures that encouraged me during my time of uncertainty. I hope they bring you peace and comfort too:
Proverbs 3:6 “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”
Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”