Praise God! I can’t contain myself with all this excitement. Ha! My name is Swag Adenike (Dubai PA). I first heard about the Swag Ministry on the 2nd of January 2015 through a friend, Swag Doyin, also here in Dubai. We left church after the Thanksgiving service for her house and she was reading out some testimonies when I asked what it was about, and she said it’s a Christian blog, called Swag Sistas, and told me about Swag P. Immediately, I told her I have to speak with the Swag P she was talking about. And in my mind I was surprised as how fast I wanted to speak with someone I had never met. I am usually the first to back out of speaking to pastors because I just never liked opening up about my personal life to anyone. I waited a few hours for Swag P to reply her message for her to give me Swag p’s Pin.
Finally, I was able to chat with Swag Mama, and I told her, I told her I don’t normally talk to Pastors or anyone about myself, and that I thought I needed deliverance because of how things have changed for me in the last year. Swag P then asked why are you talking to me then? (lol) she asked who said I needed deliverance, and if I had looked at myself in the mirror to see if I looked like someone that needed deliverance; she was laughing, and I thought to myself why was she laughing at me. Lol. I told her I needed to speak to her that I didn’t think she understood my situation via bbm. She sent me her number and the first thing she said was that she never wants to hear me say I needed deliverance ever again. She prayed with me and said, “it is settled”. That was it? I thought to myself and held on to God’s promise of “it is settled”
Ever since I started working at the age of 18, I have never had to struggle to find job. It was so good to the point that I used to get called for opportunities I didn’t apply for. These weren’t even just any companies’ o, I mean top tier global brands. I remember 3 years ago, I resigned from my job and left for Nigeria for NYSC. When I got to Naij, I started doubting my decision, out of the blue my phone rang and it was my previous employer calling me from London that they needed me to come back, offering higher salary than they were paying before. I couldn’t believe it. I had resigned and never thought I would go back to the same company. I left for London 2 weeks later and worked with the company for another year, when I finally made up my mind to move for Dubai. I told my manager again that I wanted to leave and she came back and said HR has increased my salary again, that they didn’t want me to leave. That was how sweet my job life was. I had never struggled for job. God has always been good to me regarding that.
Fast forward to moving to Dubai, I prayed and fasted about my new journey to a country where I had no family. I told God to give me a sign and he did. So I moved. After I moved here, I was offered a job within weeks. But I refused the offer. After that I got several calls for interviews that never yielded any results. I even went through 1 interview for 3 months, and when I didn’t hear back, I went back to London. Whilst in London, I got an email from this company that they would like me to resume for the position ASAP. On getting back to Dubai, the MD of the company came and said my salary expectation was too high and was just chatting story. So I told them I didn’t want the job and I left. 2 days later, I received an email from the Regional Director of a very reputable global company and he said he had seen my CV online and was impressed. I was really excited after researching the company and I was already picturing myself at my desk. Hahaha. Fast forward to interview with the 2 managers that I would have been reporting to, when one of them, a woman started talking and basically saying she didn’t think I was ready for the job. (Lol) How can I not be ready for a job that I have been dreaming about? Long story short, she told me to come back in 1 year. See me! I was so mad, I couldn’t hide my disappointment; I got in the lift and started crying.
When I got back to my flat, I cried and I told God, you said I would do well in Dubai o, why am I been rejected. Dubai isn’t a cheap place to live, and I had exhausted all my savings in the 9months of being here. So I called my mother and told her I was coming back home in January. I had stopped applying for jobs and was just waiting for time to pass by to January to pack my things and go back home. I had become so broke that I couldn’t remember not ever having money.
One Saturday morning in November, I was sleeping and my phone rang. When I answered the call, it was a lady calling me about a Managerial position for an Event Management company, that I should come for an interview the following day. (Sunday is our Monday here). First, I never applied for the position, and second I didn’t want a managerial role because in my mind I wasn’t prepared for all the responsibilities. I went for the interview, and within 5 days I was offered the job and started the job within 2 weeks from the initial call. I was so happy I started crying with joy and thanking God in my flat alone. I sang and danced around my flat.
Moving forward, I started seeing things o, the company had no structure at all, but I didn’t let that stop me. I was asked to cancel my visa that they were going to issue me another visa, and when I did, they just went quiet. I wasn’t getting any information on my visa status. I started panicking but also needed the salary because I was SKINT! That was when God brought Swag P my way!
I had gotten into a contract with a company that really didn’t care. I told Swag P and she said that I shouldn’t worry, that they will issue the visa and that I will get a job. Lol. I was thinking ok, I don’t want their visa because I would be stuck with them at least 6months from the day the visa gets issued and should I leave before then, the ministry of labor will ban me from working for 6 months. See trouble! Ha! Anyway I carried on about my business, and one morning at work, my spirit was just pressing me to check my university job site. I opened the page and saw a position for a Regional Account Manager. The requirement was as if they copied my CV and pastes it on the job description. But in my mind, I said I don’t want manager position. You see the devil? Anyway, I picked up my phone and called the company directly and told them I was interested in the position. I sent my CV directly to the company, and within 1 hour, I got a reply asking if I was based in Dubai or London. I replied and went for the interview few days later. I told Swag P about it and she said, “GO, it is settled”. I went and didn’t hide anything about my current job. I opened up about my situation and to my surprise they were empathetic but kept it professional. They told me that they liked my CV but they have other candidates to interview, and I should hear back in 1 week. In the mean time I was given an assignment to complete which I finished the following day and sent to them. 2 weeks went by and nothing. And again I was like I wont call, I told my friend Swag Doyin. She asked if I was ok… In my mind I believed it was settled. I had told God that if it was my Job that I wouldn’t struggle for it. But I still called to follow –up, and the guy apologized that they have been busy and he would call me the following day, but he never did.
Few days later I sent him an email to ask what the situation was, and he apologized again and asked if I would like to come in for 2 days training. In my mind I thought, why am I going for training when you haven’t offered me the job? I replied and told him I would come on 18th & 19th of Feb. Meanwhile, my current job had started processing my visa after almost 3 months working with them, and I had lost interest in the way they were moving. I exited the country and came back in on their Temporary visa on January 31st not knowing that it was a trap to prevent me from leaving them because it would be an automatic ban for me. See man! But God is bigger!!!
Meanwhile, I held on to God’s promise and Swag P’s counsel that I needed to be careful so that I can receive my blessings. And I told God to lead me, that I need conviction to leave this job. From the day I used their visa to come into the country, my spirit kept telling me I need to leave because my job is coming, and I needed to be ready to start. I thought how? Because I didn’t want to get a ban for 6 months, I became so worried and upset with the company. On the February 8th, the MD called me and said we should go for coffee; meanwhile I had already typed my resignation letter and was just waiting to tell him. He started acting like he knows me; you know when someone is trying to tell you about yourself like you don’t already know? That reverse psychology stuff? I kept my composure and said I wanted to leave. Then he said I should wait another 6 weeks to see how I felt. Trying to set me up again. I told him there and then that I am giving him my notice. I left the company on Monday the 16th of February because he came into the office that day and told me I should leave. It wasn’t planned cause I had planned to stay till month end. And I hadn’t gotten a definite offer from the other company yet. But I knew it was my job, and that I would start on the 1st of March. BECAUSE I HAD BURNT JOB DELAY AS WE WERE INSTRUCTED TO DO. Also It was what God had told me.
AFTER THE BURNING……MY GOD BEGAN…..
Again I told Swag P that I was going for the training because they were going to decide based on how I got along with the team. Swag P said, “GO” and I went! On the first day of the training, I woke up and did the mystery of the salt. Washed my feet with it and told God that the moment I walk into the office that job is officially mine. And off to the office I went. A lovely lady welcomed me and everyone just took to my liking. I felt like one of them, I wasn’t nervous at all. We were all joking and my training started. I spent the next 2 days there, and it felt like I had known them forever. I was so happy. I went into the bathroom and sang praises to God. After the training, the senior manager whom I would be reporting to came and said everyone is really impressed with me, that he has no doubt that I am right for the position, BUT I still have to get on a Skype call with the CEO. She’s based in California. On Sunday they sent me an email that she was going to call me on Tuesday, which she did, and I was so surprised at how much she liked me. Telling me she was 95% sold when she saw my CV and even more impressed because of my Nigerian background. They wanted the cultural fit for the position and I was perfect. Then she said it! “ I am really impressed and happy to have you onboard” what?! (Lol) Even though I was expecting it. Wednesday morning, my offer letter arrived via email and I am starting my new Job as Regional Account Manager on March 1st! I am no longer scared to be a Manager.
Immediately, I got the email and started dancing and praising God alone in my flat, it occurred to me that I might still get a ban since I left the other company before 6 months. So I called the Ministry of labor to find out my fate. The assistant told me that I would get a ban except the new job offers a certain amount higher than my previous salary and I have university degree, which I have! And is also attested by the Ministry of foreign affairs. So no ban for me! God made sure to give me a better paying job that’s best suited to me! I am so grateful to God for everything, I am glad he brought me to meet Swag P who since day one has been my spiritual confidant and mentor and advisor. I thank you for your support and encouragement when I had felt like giving up. Thank you God for creating this platform for your daughter swagP to be a blessing to us all, because it has been my safe haven whenever I am in doubt, I come on to the blog, and it has been my assurance that God never forgot about me. Swag P, you will never lack. And just as you have giving yourself to support our generation, God will never stop fulfilling your need. He will never depart from you! REQUEST NO 1 ANSWERED! 2 TO GO.
SwagP, the Dubai swag sistas and brodas are waiting for your arrival with so much excitement.
THANK YOU JESUS…THANK YOU MY GOOD LORD…I WILL NEVER STOP SAYING THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOU HAVE GIVEN ME AN INTERNATIONAL JOB ALL THE WAY FROM CALIFORNIA WHILE SITTING IN DUBAI…OH LORD YOU DISGRACED MY EX BOSS AND SLAPPED THE DEVIL ON HES FACE AND BEAT DUBAI BAN DEAD LINE FOR ME BY GIVING ME THIS JOB POSITION....WOWZZZZ IT CAN ONLY BE GOD AND ONLY BECAUSE AM A SWAG.XXXXXX
THIS TESTIMONY GOT I, SWAGP SCREAMING WOW WOW WOW MY GOD IS A DECORATOR....WITH GOD WAITING IS NEVER WASTING.
SWAG ADENIKE YOU CAN SEE YOU WERE NOT POSSESSED .WHEN YOU ARE IDLE THE DEVIL MAKES YOU FEEL SO. YOU ALL ARE BLESSED ALREADY BY GOD AND NO MAN CAN STOP YOUR SHINE. CONGRATS MY DARLING PA..YOU BE GOOD WOMAN SO I AM NOT SHOCKED THAT AT THE END YOU GOT A JOB...YOU READING IS NEXT TO TESTIFY IN JESUS NAME.