Jonelle Maxwell

Going through life sometimes we feel as if we don’t quite measure up. Times of disappointments, discouragements, rejection, and things not happening as we think they should.

Could it be God is still working on us?

This was my story numerous of times in life. Situations was occuring after another. Not getting enough time to breathe before the next thing. I had my share of disappointments.

However, God was and is still doing a work in me. Just like He is doing on the inside of all of us. In fact, He will always be doing a work in us until the day we leave the earth. He is faithful to do a complete work.

I’ve been in the business field for 20 plus years. Most of my experience has been in the area of manufacturing. I remember the day I started. I was looking for a job because I desperately needed to pay my bills. My parents had given me money to get a good start in life. I just moved into my first townhouse and purchased my first car.

The day I started I had no idea I was going to be there for 19 years. God used these years to equip me for my now. I was one of the best assemblers in production. My speed of output was three times faster than the required production time. Supervisors fought to get me on their team. Whenever there was a new project I was on the list as first pick.

In 2006, I received an award for Above and Beyond Productivity. I was so happy. I worked extremely hard. Going to work early and leaving late. I had become the go to person for training. However, I still was not satisfied. I wanted more. I WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE!

I would apply for management positions to only be told that I did not qualify for the position. There was times I was so angry. I was one of the best workers. My thoughts were “What do you mean I don’t qualify!” I spent years of being overlooked and frustrated.

This cycle continued over and over until 2014. I was given an opportunity to work in Human Resources as an Administrative Assistant. This opportunity came by me volunteeering as a 6S Auditor.

I was given the responsibility executing weekly inspections in the department that would cause fires and safety hazards for employees. My name was brought to the attention of the Vice President over manufacturing for such a job well done and saving the companies fanny for finding things before the company’s external auditor found it. Talking about saving some major behinds!

When I started working in Human Resources, I had the opportunity to help others. This was my heart desire. I was passionate about helping people and still is!

One day, my manager called me to the office. After doing such a great job over the previous months and receiving an excellent evaulation. I just knew I was about to receive some good news about a possible promotion. Sad to say, that was not the case. I could not believe it! She was blaming me about one project that I did not get out on time. I mean, how could I. I was on Christmas vacation for crying out loud! She listened to what others told her instead of coming to me first to find out the truth.

I had built years of a working relationship with her, however, she took someone words over mine. I was furious! I went to the restroom and cried my eyes out. She threatened to demote me. I said, “I worked too hard to get here to get demoted!”

Few months later, after repeated accusations and subtle traps, I asked the Lord what did He want me to do?

One night I was sitting in front of the television when I heard the Holy Spirit give me the name for my consultant business. I said, “Lord, Are you leading me to resign?”

I was so happy! I was not upset at all. I was only upset about how it happened. But, it was necessary. If I had not been accused, I would not have resigned when I was suppose to.

God had something else in mind.

Wherever you are in life, know, you are God’s masterpiece. You are in the hands of the Father. He knows how to mold you into what He desires. He is building something on the inside of you. It could be your character, a vision, or perhaps a book.

God sees from the beginning to the end. He knows where you are and where you are going. So, stay in faith. Don’t give up because one day you will be sharing your story and maybe the title will be…


*For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT

*For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do his good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13 KJV

*For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

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