Dealing With Loss Of A Job

You gave your all, but it turned out not to be the best that was required and expected of you and so you got sacked. Some employers do it in dramatic fashion; through SMS, via a proxy or you come to work one morning and you get a sacking letter on your desk.

Losing a job can be very hard for anyone, your predictable flow of income has just been cut off and you are left thinking…. what next? As a believer sometimes when things happen to us we wonder what good can come from this? The lingering question that hoovers in our minds is how do I pay my bills? How will I finance my mortgage?

This is where God steps in.
Isaiah 55:8-9 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, and my ways are not your ways,” declares the Lord. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.”

We must be able to trust the fact that God was well aware of this incident even before it happened. It is him that we should run to and seek wisdom and guidance because he could be having another plan for you, perhaps a better job, maybe he wants you to unearth the entrepreneurial acumen that was inside you that you couldn’t have realized if you never lost your job.

Or maybe, just maybe He wants to work in you and build your humility, patience, and faith. God is not a liar. We should trust that God will provide and guide us through our darkest situations. He can turn around any dark situation and make it a beautiful one. A wise man once said that, ‘Your darkest hour is God’s hour or power….just trust him’

Your design was to make it in life by being an employee and maybe with that establishment that you worked for, but now that it’s over, what is God saying? What is his divine plan for your life, because trust me it is always a better one.
It is natural for us to be fearful and anxious….we could even get into panic mode and begin make erratic decisions that have no bearing, if we do not fall back and allow the Lord and his word to be our compass and yardstick.

Philippians 4:6-7 (AMPC)
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.