I was going through this book, Think Like a Billionaire. Become a Billionaire when the first reason dawned on me.
I’m a person of faith and so it’s real, so deep for me.
Getting fired from a job will make you trust God more.
Scot gave a story of how his dad got fired and it was so difficult for him to cope.
In the early eighties, my father was laid off from his job. Seven months went by with no word from his employer. He had us to take care of, the mortgage to pay and all the other responsibilities of life.
It would have been very simple for God to do a miracle for my dad and just drop money on the porch each morning like the manna for the Israelites. My brother Jason and I could have run outside all excited, grabbing money while our neighbors fought us for it. It would have been amazing.
But that would not have helped my dad grow so that he could do bigger miracles on his life. God used the opportunity to get him to participate in the miracle. And my dad changed and grew. He leaned on the Word and read the bible even when things did not make sense. God said, “Don’t worry about it.” Dad thought he wanted to worry about it but God reminded him that He would supply everything he needed.
My dad began to put his hands in things so that God could prosper him. He bought and sold cars. He took jobs wallpapering and doing windows for people. And even though he worked few hours that year, he made almost $20,000 more than the prior year. God not only provided for him, He prospered him. My dad learned that God would bless the works of his hands.
So, the job loss was a privilege in disguise.
For me, I can relate well with this.
I lost my job in 2015, around September. It was tough. My boss was not happy but I had to go.
That same month, I got home tutoring job which gave me more money than my job. I survived that season until July of 2016 when I got my current job.
If you’re in a similar case of job loss, you might as well learn to trust God afresh. Leave your understanding behind. You’ll see how He’ll pull you through.
For others, you might say you begin to trust your guts. You begin to take steps that your mind cannot fathom.
In all, losing a job can birth a wonderful experience if you choose to see it differently.