Day 12: John Mezzasalma

Colossians 1:16-17
“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

God is Sovereign… Trust him.
My work situation over the last two years has been an incredibly challenging and rewarding journey that I could not have predicted, but God knew and He sovereignly planned it for me.
My company was going through a challenging regulatory and financial environment that created much uncertainty for me. I was anxious about the future, the company and my career.
About 2 years ago I was put on a project with a semi-retired executive. He was challenging to work with, always a contrarian, questioning everything and constantly making me do and redo work.  However, over the course of time, I just kept working and built a great rapport with this individual and met with him regularly for coaching and development.
Eight months later, the CEO left the firm and this semi-retired executive became the CEO! The very person I had been working closely with and building rapport with was now the highest-ranking individual in the organization. He was now a critical ally and support; God knew it all along!
Shortly thereafter, my boss the CFO, left the firm and there was uncertainty about who would replace him. Again, I became anxious about the future of the company and my career. They conducted a search for someone with “more experience” and eventually brought in an outsider as the CFO.
I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was anxious about my future. I ended up building a very strong relationship with this CFO and worked closely with him on a new project. Again, God knew it and He planned it all along.  
Within 6 months of the new CFO starting, he was then promoted to President. The once CEO and now new President, then promoted me to “Acting CFO”.  And yet again, there is no doubt in my mind that God knew it all along!
I am so grateful to have been recognized in this way. I finally achieved a goal of mine and I plan to solidify myself as CFO. What an unexpected blessing. Even through a lot of uncertainty and anxiety, God was working through the details over these past 2 years.
When I saw confusion, chaos and uncertainty, God saw His good plan. I learned that I need to continue to remind myself that God is sovereign. He holds all things together. He gives and He can also take away, but I’m going to trust in the name and the plans of the Lord!
"Jesus, you are sovereign Lord. I confess my own wisdom and understanding is limited. But You are infinite. I’m going to trust in Your plans and not my own. Remind me of Your power, goodness and faithfulness. In good times and bad, You are Good. Thank You Jesus. Amen."

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