Pastor/First Lady,
On December 11, 2017, you shared with LFM (through the Word of Encouragement), that 2018 is the Year of Rain!!! “For that which was longed promised, that which you have longed for and have seen and waited for is about to come to pass.”  Well, I am happy to report that my rain has begun and on May 17, 2018, my wait will be over!!! Today, I received official notification that I have been promoted to Program Manager of the Quality Assurance Department within our Division, with an official start date of May 17, 2018.
I am a firm believer that what God has for you is for you!!!  Over the past 18 months, God has been preparing me for this opportunity of a lifetime and breaking any barriers that stood in my way. To begin, I was accepted as a candidate for the Certified Public Manager Program for the State of South Carolina.  A program in which I was not qualified to attend. You see, this program was designed for current managers of the state.  I, at the time of acceptance, was not a manager, but no one ever questioned that.  And, on May 16, 2018, I will receive my credentials as a Certified Public Manager–an accolade that is recognized nationwide.
In addition, when I initially applied for my supervisors’ position, my application was not forwarded to the hiring manager for me to be afforded an opportunity to interview.  However, a week after receiving the notification that I did not meet the minimum qualifications for the job, an email was sent indicating that there was an error with the original posting and, if interested, I could reapply.  So, I did. This time, my application made the “cut.”  I was afforded an interview and was awarded the job!  All within a two-week timeframe.  To God Be the Glory!!!!
And, the story does not end there.  When I arrived home today, I received an unexpected check in the mail!!! 
As I type this, I am overcome with emotion and I am sure I am leaving out something. But, I couldn’t wait to share the wonderful news of how good my God has been!! 
I sit in expectation of more to come!!!
God Bless,
Lisa Marie Ragland, MSW