the original topic is here: Nephews & mandate dynamics at work
praise God because He has continued to deliver me from evil at work. He is making a way for Truth to prevail there.
it’s been a total spiritual battle, as my coworker always wears masks and asks customers to do the same, even though I don’t wear one.
it all came to a head last Saturday. I overheard my coworker talking to one of the board members that morning. the guy was asking her, “she’s not vaccinated? and not wearing a mask?” “No” “well, get rid of her then!” “my dad tried to.” “I’ll talk to Judy about it” “thank you.”
I was livid!!! I’d felt my coworker didn’t really like me, and this confirmed it for me. she’d wanted me gone the whole time.
I confronted her. “well I have no heart in what I’m doing now, after witnessing that conversation.”
I went on, “that wasn’t very nice.”
she asked, “what?” hardly able to believe she’d been caught.
I repeated, “that wasn’t very nice. talking about getting rid of someone?? im not the one in charge!”
she went silent. I went on, “I don’t have to do this job. I didn’t fight for this. Judy simply told me its my choice whether I wear a mask.”
she stayed quiet, feeling ashamed that I saw her engage in such horrible words about me.
I told her I was going to the back of the store for a moment. I went into the owners office, and I was straight up with her.
“I’m REALLY unhappy. Jen was talking to…” I told her what happened.
Judy told me then, that Jen shouldn’t be saying those things. she also said that Jen’s dad (the board president, the latest person who had questioned me about my masklessness) had NOT actually “tried to get rid of me.”
I think Jen has other personal probs with me, because she’s in love with some guy there , and he doesn’t wear masks anymore. so I think it’s some other reason she wants me gone. but anyway.
here’s the really cool thing: apparently Judy HAD NOT KNOWN the mask requirement sign was still on our door!!! she’d had the signs removed months ago and didn’t know that one was still up!
talk about bad communication! we haven’t required masks for months, but no one really knew except the owner. what!!!
so she had me remove the sign, and throw it in the trash!!
she also said that the mask mandate isn’t law. her assistant chimed in that if we went to court, we would win.
I was floored! these people took the vax and still wear a mask occasionally. but apparently they know the law and they care about it!!
so Jen finally stopped asking customers to wear masks, after Judy discreetly talked to her about what had happened.
that was the third instance. the board member questioning my mask, and failing to change me.
my bosses are on my side.
God, thank You. when I took this volunteer position in 2018, I had NO idea how much you would work it out for my good.
I thought I was just being open to a new experience. pleasing the cashier who had told me she loves when I’m there and that I should be there more often. that’s all this was for me, making that nice woman happy.
this is a thrift store. I get all kinds of great things, first dibs, for super duper cheap.
when the plandemic hit, the store closed for a few months, and by the time we returned, I had learned the truth, and I refused the masks from the beginning, when they WERE enforcing them at the store.
I had always just “gotten away with it.” I had passed up a cashier position here before, because I refused to wear a mask.
after all these few years of being here, and seeing what has transpired, I know why God put me here. I had my own goals, but He had had a bigger plan for me.
thank You God for the refuge that is this store. thank You for giving me a direct business to fight the evil in my area. thank You for the encouragement I receive from the customers and co-workers who support my decision. thank You for giving me a place to get things I need when I am so poor. thank You for the light You have given me to shine on everyone there around me.
Jen and one or 2 others had returned my love for evil. but You shamed them for their words and bitter hearts. You lifted me up before every enemy. You have given me shelter and favor.
even if it all ends today, I know You did this, You make Yourself apparent to me, You strengthen me, thank You for this awesome journey.
Praise the Lord for His good works in my hometown!!! He is winning the war in many many hearts!!