Experiences of Life
The Word of Life Project is an initiative for 2012 to not only read the word of life and put it into practice,
but to share the real-life results of doing so. This collection of testimonials is meant to encourage all of
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|It "pays" to do God's will|
|Escrito por L.K.|
|Jueves 26 de Enero de 2012|
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Soon after I started a new job managing a portion of a website, the website began generating a lot of extra revenue. As the end of the year approached, my husband and I were trying to decide whether or not I should ask for a raise.
As a new employee, I didn’t feel entitled to more money, but my husband thought it was perfectly appropriate to ask. We decided that it was in God's hands and didn’t worry about it.
That same week, I was at home working on the Focolare's website, but I didn’t finish. The next morning at my paying job, I really wanted to get back to working on Focolare.us, but I knew it wasn’t the will of God to do personal work while I was on the clock.
"Not my will but yours be done" (Lk 22:42)
When the work day came to an end at 5:30 p.m., I began typing away on the Focolare website. At about 6 p.m., my boss stopped in and commented on how hard I was working. Despite my temptation to nod and smile, I told him I was there late because I was working on something personal. He didn’t seem to mind. In fact, he began to tell me that I was doing a good job. Then, much to my surprise, he offered me a raise!
If I hadn’t listened to the Holy Spirit, I wouldn’t have been there late on the night he had to finish his budget. My husband and I joked, “It pays to do God’s will.”