Today I Lost My Job

Today I experienced something that I’ve never experienced before. I was laid off from my job. How ironic that I posted the following blurb in my last post before I left for work this morning:

People at your job may be being laid off right and left. But you need to stand on the promises God’s given you, knowing that even though “a thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, [that no such thing will] come near you.”

And I admit, it’s good advice. But what if you’ve already been laid off? What if you’re like me? Well, first of all, if you have been laid off, I’m sorry. I am so sorry. But not so sorry that I’m going to let either of us stay in this mess. God has not abandoned us. He hasn’t left us. We’re going to stand on His Word. We aren’t going to stand on our confusion or our worries or fears of questions. None of those things will get us out of this mess we’re in.

Let’s journey to Romans 4:17-18 where we read about Abraham and how he held on to what God said.

We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”

Let’s do as Abraham did. Even though everything may look hopeless in the natural, we’re going to believe God anyway. And because we’re going to be coming in agreement with God, like Abraham, we’re going to receive exactly what God’s promised us. God’s has a mighty calling on your life. And we aren’t going to settle for some dead-end, low pay, miserable job — just so we can “have a job”. Of course you need a job. We both do. But let’s not scrape by with the bare minimum. Let’s believe for ALL God has for us. Let’s believe God to move us into a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity where we can use the giftings He’s given us and be radically blessed financially at the same time.

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10 responses to “Today I Lost My Job

  1. awakeningtolove

    Oh gosh I’m just so blessed to have you. I’m so proud of you, for the way in which you’re handling this change in your life, Sis. Truly. When Daddy woke me up today all I could think of was something so strange that I barely want to type it…I just thought how kind He is to give you the opportunity to show unbelieving believers, that what you posted yesterday really IS the truth. I’m going to email you back now. Love you!

  2. awakeningtolove

    P.S. This new banner is beautiful!!

  3. Losing your job is so tough. I pray that your attitude will remain healthy and that all of your needs will be met.

    David
    http://www.redletterbelievers.com

  4. I lost a high-paying job at a local factory two years ago, and it was tough. Very tough. It bent my faith and my hope, but I refused to let it break them. God eventually led me to a better job, one that doesn’t nearly pay as much but still covers the bills and gets me home to my family every night.

    So hang in there. The post you made before you left for work was right. Trust that God hasn’t left you, but is moving you toward something better.

  5. handsfrozentothesword

    AwakeningtoLove: Sis, what would I do without you? I just want to cry at His goodness through YOU. And you are exactly right — God did mean this for GOOD. I can just feel His promises getting ready to burst forth.

    David: Thank you so much for stopping by to encourage and bless me with your comment. I really needed it.

    Billy Coffey: It’s really encouraging to hear from someone who’s been through what I’m now going through. And thankfully I am just going THROUGH. I’m not staying here. I’m not living here. I’m moving on to what God has in store for me. And like you said, I’ll expect that it’ll be better than what I even had before. God is GOOD. And while I’m at it, can I pray for a raise for you?

  6. awakeningtolove

    I’m excited to see what He is about to reveal 😀
    P.S. Your blog is so popular already, I’m slightly jealous!

  7. handsfrozentothesword

    Popularity? I think that’s what I was trying to seek. And I was just listening to Jason Upton and God told me to stop.

    I love Him.

  8. awakeningtolove

    Oh I didn’t mean it in a horrible way…I’m sorry, Sis.

  9. handsfrozentothesword

    No, no… that’s alright. I know you didn’t. But Daddy did tell me that.

  10. awakeningtolove

    He’s so kind 🙂

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