Testimony

If you woke up this morning my friend, you have a testimony. If what you were going through did not kill you, you have a testimony. If you did not know how you was going to make ends meet you have a testimony. If God has healed you, you have a testimony.

What did God do for you today that you want to tell others?

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  1. desirayl says:

    Welcome to my Testimony. I will do my best to try to keep this short and not lengthy.
    I have worked in numerous call centers, so I know how they work and what is expected. The only difference is that each company has their own guidelines of how they want daily activities done. Other then that they are pretty much even across the board.

    In our training we would always have downtime. During this one day one of the trainers spoke out loud and said that she is a practicing witch. Now me being a Christians I rebuked that. I just whispered under my breath and said ‘Satan I rebuke you, in the name of Jesus Christ. She saw the expression on my face the moment she mentions what she is. Family I tell you when I looked into her eyes all I saw was darkness. She came over to me and looked me up and down. I do not know why she did that.

    Moving forward the training took eight weeks total. During those weeks you get four weeks in the classroom and four weeks on the floor. Once we are done, we get one last test before they move us to our team location.
    After training we sat in our new ergonomic space. My space was all set up for me to start taking calls the next day. Now fast forward after a month I was still getting paper on my desk that said I made errors. This really took me for a loop, so I asked the other new people are they still getting paper on their desk with errors? They said, “no they are not.” Now I am frustrated because something does not sound right.

    Each day there was a white piece of paper on my desk. Each morning before I took a call, I had to look the case up and fix it. But this time I saw that I did not make any errors at all. The team member made the error. I went to my team lead and showed her, and she said that it was still consider wrong on my part. That made no sense to me. I asked if she could explain why it is still my error? She said that you did not put the initials for Multiple Sclerosis, instead you spelled it out. I asked again, why that is considered wrong if I spelled Multiple Sclerosis out. She said we do not want it spelled out. Okay, I will put the initials from now on out.

    About four days letter I noticed that they called me on the error regarding MS again. I said what did I do wrong? I did as you said to initial it instead of spelling it out. She said you must spell Multiple Sclerosis instead of putting initials. Wait a second, you first told me to use initials now you want me to spell it out? It just seems like I could not get a break. I reported it to my manager because I needed a correct answer across the board. Turns out that the manager told me to initial it.

    I thought to myself obviously, there is a huge communication gap with those in management. It was that moment that I kept a journal of every email of every conversation and every piece of paper that sat on my desk each morning.
    I could not understand why my work was being called to the table when clearly there was no more mistakes. Every error that they said I made I took it to my supervisor for her to check and you know what happen her answer was always different then what I learned in training.

    Eventually I told them both that I must have a clear understanding from you both because I am getting conflicting answers it is causing a huge problem with my work. It was then that I started to investigate being bullied in the workplace. Every time they thought I did something wrong they would scold me in front of my coworkers. Do you know how degrading that is? It was those types of days I just wanted to crawl inside a whole and pull the dirt on me.

    I would go home crying out to God” why.” What did I do wrong? And just like God He said they treated my Son Jesus this way. Keep praying for them. For I am with you. Those people had me so stressed out that I was depressed my doctor had put me on medication. I did not like the medicine for it made me feel like I was a zombie. My hair was falling out. I lost my appetite. I was angry I was hurt.

    I remember being at church one Sunday morning I ran to the altar and I cried like a baby. I was so desperate for God to heal me for I was broken. I was determined that I was not going to leave this altar until God blesses me. After minutes of being at the altar my sobbing turned into laughter, I felt this heat sensation all over my body. My hands began to shake un-controllable. I could hear the prayer warriors around me interceding for me. When I got off my knees, I started jumping and praising God for I was healed by the hand of Almighty GOD.

    When I returned back to work I contacted human resources and explained to them what has been happening. After their investigation they said they found no wrongdoing. This disappointed me greatly. It was like no one believed me. Or maybe they did they just did not wanted to get involved, who knows.

    One day the Director called me in her office and said sit down. Not politely just harsh she was. I sat down. She said I want you to hear something. She played a call back to me. The patient on the line had a thick accent and I had asked her to spell her name for me. My director paused the call and said who do you think you are to ask someone to spell their name? Who do you think you are to ask them to spell the name of the disease? My response was, for me to schedule her for an appointment correctly I needed to know the correct spelling of her name since I could not understand her. As for the disease. For certain diseases testing require pre-prep prior to the appointment. As far as insurance goes some insurance companies require prior authorization.

    After all of what I had explained to her she informs me that she was going to put me back into training. That was the last straw, she asked me to sign a piece of paper stating she talked to me. Part of me did not wanted to sign that paper but I did.
    I went back to my desk called my husband informed him in what happen, and he said baby you do not have to take this any longer just quit. He said we will make it; God will see us through this. And so, I did. By this time, my team lead saw me packing my things up and the director came to my desk and said, “what do you think you are doing”? I said my husband said I do not have to take this abuse any longer. I turned in my keys and walked out with my head held high.

    I have no regrets. I gave my best. There will always be people who enjoy taking their anger out on innocent people. I did end up reporting this company to the Department Of Labor Licensing & Regulation. I gave all the names of all parties involved.

    After being away from that job within in a month my doctor took me off the medicine, my hair started to grow back my appetite came back. What I would like for anyone to take from my testimony today is that you must stand up for righteousness regardless of what it is might cost you. Had I not stood up to bulling they would be doing it to someone else. Now there is a file on record about this company.

    Through this whole thing I can honestly say that I have learned this scripture found in Romans 8:32, He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things. I tried to keep this short if it is long do not hold it against me.

    I want you all to know this, whatever you are facing, God has not left your side. He is working it out for your good. What He did for me He will do for you. He is no respecter of person. AMEN

  2. My Dear Desiray, you are talking to me. I had a similar problem with my last job. I had never had a supervisor literally scream at me, as she did. I was trained how to do my job by the person who was leaving. The supervisor screamed at me a lot, “why do I keep having to tell you how to do your job” I would say that the previous person had told me to do said tasks this way. I felt degraded. I would drive home crying. I was getting sick, me who has severe anxiety anyhow, was getting sicker. I lost my appetite, isolated from family and friends, and when I went to my medical doctor, my blood pressure was so high, he immediately put me in the hospital. Needless to say, I never went back to that job, I had nightmares of that woman for months. Do you want to hear something funny? I actually had one dream where I saw her riding the bike in the tornado from the Wizard of Oz. Needless to say that Job was my last, it forced me into early retirement from my beloved Social Work. I have other disabilities that had a part in early retirement, but that job was the one that broke me.

    I too would cry out to Jesus “why”, “what am I doing wrong”, “this hurts”. My hearing was ” it’s time to draw near to me completely” that was loud and clear. And so I did. I feel like a whole new person, since my heart is so convicted to loving him and learning him. I walked with him all my life lukewarm. When I heard him that it was time for me to come completely with him, I laughingly say, it was almost like he wacked me on the head with a newspaper, and said wake up child. And I did. I’m Loving life serving my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

    Sorry my reply was so long. Blessings to you Desiray….

  3. desirayl says:

    Paula our stories sound so similar. I totally understand what you went through and I am so sorry that you had to go through that. It was not long at all.

    Look at what you learned. You learned to be totally committed to Jesus. That is great, because I do believe that the trials, we go through brings us much closer to Him then we were before the test began. Thank you for sharing your testimony. One thing about our testimonies is that we grow through them. AMEN.

    Continue to let your light shine before others sis.

  4. cheriewhite says:

    Desiray, My heart breaks for you. I feel the pain you felt because I too was bullied in school for six long years. It got so bad that I attempted suicide when I was 14 and almost didn’t make it. I’m blessed to have survived.
    Eventually, God opened a door and Inwas able to transfer to.another school where I was accepted.
    After I escaped that toxic learning environment, I began to rebuild my life. Now, I’m a happy and confident adult. I also use what I went through to help victims today.
    I want you to know that non of it was your fault and that I’m so glad you got out of that toxic environment. God bless you for telling your story!

  5. desirayl says:

    Cheri, you have a beautiful heart. I know it was not my fault. I went through so much at that place.

    God is so good to me. I have gained so much strength and confidence. I am especially hurt to hear that you experienced this at an early age.
    So glad to hear how our Lord saved you.

    The trials we face in life God uses them so that we can help others. Again thank you so much for sharing your testimony.

    May God continue to bless you as you help others.

    🙏

  6. cheriewhite says:

    Thank you so much, Desiray! And I’m so happy you overcome and took back your power! You’re a very brave and blessed woman.

  7. desirayl says:

    We both are brave and bless woman of God.

  8. Grace says:

    Several times during my lifetime I have prayed for work/employment/income and God has answered, always, every time. Everyone may not be aware, that providing a place to live, employment, resources, etc., that is ALL God, not us. He has moved several mountains as well. I would pray and pray, and over a little bit of time, I look up and the mountain is gone.

  9. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful testimony–you certainly encouraged me.

  10. desirayl says:

    I want to thank God for keeping me and my family safe through this pandemic. My husband had to be tested twice for COVID-19 because he had symptoms. My daughter had to get tested because she had the symptoms. But thanks be to God He had His hands on them. I called for my prayer warriors and they prayed for them both. This Covid-19 is no joke and I thank God how He has kept this virus away from us.

    Thank you, GOD,

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