Recently I published an article called Strength in My Weakness. I was struggling with a mistake I made at work – one that I could not fix on my own.
It was with Twitter. Somehow I had made the company’s Twitter account shadowbanned, meaning their profile was not visible in Twitter searches. I spent the rest of the day doing research and ended up hopeless and exhausted.
I wrote this: “It’s all yours, God. If you choose to come in and save the day, it will be to your glory. If not, I will still praise you. My hope and prayer is that your name will be lifted up in my heart, and the hearts of others.”
My hope was that God would solve my issue before I had my next meeting with my employer. If He did come in and save the day, I wouldn’t have to deal with breaking the bad news to my employer. Instead, I would simply explain the issue I had and say that God solved it.
I wanted to give God the glory, but I didn’t want to suffer the pain of complete failure.
Well, I’m writing this to let you know that God did answer my prayers, and He did it in a way that I didn’t even expect!
The meeting came, and the company’s Twitter profile was still shadowbanned. I ended up telling my employer the bad news. He wasn’t happy, but he said it wasn’t the end of the world.
Literally two minutes after I ended the Skype call, I received word back from Twitter support. The ban was lifted!
It wasn’t what I wanted: I didn’t want to tell my employer the bad news without a solution. But it was better. When all hope was lost, God showed His strength through my weakness.
And in the end, I was able to give glory to God.
God’s way is better.