I’m sure you’ve been through a similar scenario in your life.
You get the call to come to your manager’s office. Or maybe to a neutral office. They sit you down and inform you that your job is being eliminated. In essence, you’ve just become very expendable.
You can call it any number of things. Let go. Laid off. Terminated. Downsized. Whatever you call it still doesn’t change the fact that you still don’t have a job to go to in the morning.
That was me at about 10:30 am today. I had no idea it was coming. I didn’t even know where the room was and had to ask somebody how to get there. I did know when I saw the manager and the HR person both sitting at the table that it probably wasn’t good news.
It still seems surreal that I lost my job today. I took one last walk around the trail close to the office and went to Starbucks and finished the book I was reading. Even now, it feels like a dream.
To me, this feels less like the end and more like a beginning. It’s less like a closing door and more like an open window.
I don’t know what’s next, but I do know that God does. If it’s possible to be anxious, excited, nervous, scared, and bewildered at the same time, then I am all of the above and then some.
I just read the verse in Psalms where it says, “I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their seed begging for bread.” It means that God takes care of His children.
Maybe this is God gently nudging me out of my nest into that unknown country, like the one God called Abraham to.
At a benefit concert tonight, I heard one of the performers say, “I want my life not to work if you take God out of the equation.”
That’s where I am. If God doesn’t come through, I’m in trouble. But I know based on the last 9,999 times that He will.