God and Human Resources

Jun 12, 2008  |     |   General

Hi. My name is Amy Buss and today I serve the Lord at Open Door Mission as Human Resource Director. Did I mention that I love my job?

As I look back over the past year, a quote from Martin Luther comes to mind.
“All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.”

One year ago I was working at a job in the corporate world, struggling with issues I was being asked to do that I KNEW were morally wrong to do. I decided after much prayer, to take a leap of faith and QUIT my job. I did not have another position lined up, and had little to no money left in my savings account.

My family and friends didn’t think I’d done the right thing. But I knew in my heart that it was the right thing to do…that I HAD to take that leap of faith.

Finding another job wasn’t easy. After about a month I was working part-time as a telemarketer. I kept my faith and continued to look for full time employment. My desire to be in more of a ministry setting, and apart from the corporate world from which I’d just come, kept me motivated and looking. My expectations on God were high. I wanted to remain in my field of expertise, which is Human Resources. Could He handle all of this?

One day I stumbled upon an internet job posting for a Human Resources position at Open Door Mission. I prayed immediately about this position and felt a true sense of peace come over me. I KNEW this was the one I needed to pursue. And that’s exactly what happened!

You can figure out the rest of the story. Today I can come to work where it’s okay and even encouraged to pray with my co-workers. I am involved in a Bible Study, and I share prayer concerns with others.

Truthfully, after working in the corporate world for so many years, I am often overwhelmed to know that I can openly share my faith and pray with friends AT WORK. God is so awesome, and so good. If I have learned anything in the last year, it’s that God can be trusted in that LEAP OF FAITH. He’s right there holding your hand, and that feels so good.