I know so many of you have been affected by job loss and unemployment, and it breaks my heart to hear your stories. I just want you to know that I do understand… truly, I do!
Two weeks, my job of 10 years came to an end. I worked as a Healthcare Recruiter for a hospital, but the economic downturn finally caught up with the healthcare industry, too. My job had been wonderful, and had allowed me to work from home from the time my oldest son was born. So… what now??
My 7 year old son innocently asked me a few weeks ago what I wanted to be when I grow up. Daddy was in the kitchen, so he told him… “I think Mommy just wants to be a Mom.”
One week later, my sweet little guy came up to me and asked… “Mommy, did you get the job?” I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about, so I asked him… “What job?”
“You know, Mommy… the job that you wanted. The one called just being my Mom.” Okay ~ now that brought tears to my eyes! I happily assured him that yes ~ I did get the job!
I was reading from Chuck Swindoll’s book on the life of David the other day, and stumbled across something I just loved…
“…what we often don’t realize is that behind the scenes, before He ever flung the stars into space, God had today in mind. He had this very week in mind. In fact, He had you in mind. And He knew exactly what He was going to do. God is never at a loss to know what He’s going to do in our situations. He knows perfectly well what is best for us. Our problem is, we don’t know. And we say to Him, “Lord, if You just tell me, then I’ll be in great shape. Just reveal it to me. Explain Your plan to me, and I’ll count on You.” But that’s not faith. Faith is counting on Him when we do not know what tomorrow holds.”
So… even though my comfortable job of 10 years has come to an end ~ yes… the one that I never, ever, ever wanted to end ~ I’m so grateful to know that God’s got a plan! Though I may not know the plan, I’m thankful to know the One who knows!
For me, Job Loss = New Beginnings, and that works for me!