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Sonya Scott is a HR Professional with a natural ability to motivate and inspire. She is the founder of Professional Pursuit of Purpose, LLC and the author of The Workplace Devotional, A Guide to Serving God’s Purpose at Work.

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    • You’re welcome Karin and thank you for your kind words. You’re so right, trusting God’s plan for every aspect of our lives including our careers is essential!

  1. What better way to kick-start my day (even though I’m retired), than to have read your inspiring story! And it’s my birthday, too, so it’s even more inspiring and most definitely a blessing. Your story resonated with me. Will definitely visit your website to learn more. THANK YOU!

    • Happy Belated Birthday Rebecca! I’m so happy that you enjoyed my testimonial. You have reached the goal that we all aspire to and I’m praying for that you are enjoying being retired. Thank you for visiting the website!

  2. Wow, that was so powerful, Delivered for Something Greater, I feel like I experienced some of the same things when I was let go from a job, this was powerful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

    • Thank you Diane! Being terminated is definitely not what any of us would choose in our career journey, but God showed me that He can use absolutely anything for His glory!

  3. Sonya, thank you for sharing your gifts. Layoffs are never easy (I was laid-off twice during my 30-year career and we were also a 2-income family). The first time was devastating, I was 9 months pregnant with my second child and was terminated on the first day of my maternity leave. This was pre-pregnancy leave laws so legally, there was nothing I could do. It turned out that I was going to need to be home because my daughter was born critically ill with a rare, congenital heart defect and underwent her first open-heart surgery at the age of six months. God provided everything we needed during this difficult time. I learned to focus on his promises rather than my plans. I am so happy that your life changed for the better once you focused on God’s plans for your life..His love us is amazing – we just have to trust and believe. Phillipians 4:6-7

  4. Sonya, this is so inspirational. Often we well God our plans and hope that He’ll adjust. Nope. It does not work that way and you have no peace. So honored to read your story. Keep shining.

  5. Sonya, that you for telling your testimony through this article. Almost 2 months ago, I was terminated from my job. I actually was praying over my jobs months prior and was feeling this heavy heart and weight on my shoulders. Kind of how you received that email, myself and 7 other people got a staff update 1-on-1 meeting less than 30 minutes before the meeting. It was God was telling me that I’m going to be terminated/fired.

    The way they told me and let me know that they were reconstructing the organization and I didn’t fit their vision and was eliminate my position. I cried, but most of all kept repeating Jeremiah 29:11 in my head. It’s one thing to lose your job but for someone to tell you don’t fit their vision I knew why God pulled me out because I was much bigger and they could have handled my gifts and anointing on my life that can make change in organization and that scared them. So I’m calling this summer my summer break as God continues to pour into me and guide me to do things and align me to my next career path. And your aspiring me. Thank you so much for this article!

    • You’re welcome Jazzman and I’m sorry to hear about your job loss but I have faith that God is positioning you for something better. Sometimes God will make things happen so that we can slow down. Enjoy your summer of rest and I will be praying for God’s guidance to your new role!

  6. What a beautiful blessing, you allowed God to use you in a mighty way!! May God continue to bless and keep you❤️❤️

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