The True Test to Lead The Guided Life – On New Year’s Eve my Husband was Let go from his Job
It will be two years since I left the corporate rat race to forge my own entrepreneurial path. The plan had been for my husband to keep working for the next two to five years as I got my business going. As what happens so many times, our plans are not what God has in mind.
On New Year’s Eve my husband’s employer told him that his position had been eliminated. Happy New Year! When he came home and told me the news prior to us fixing dinner that evening, my initial reaction was overwhelming sadness. Our plans had not worked out. I wanted to be hysterical and think of how awful it was, but those feelings and thoughts never came. Deep down I felt a peace about the situation.
I know that the lack of communication from the management made Robert lose the joy and purpose in his work. Personally, he had made strong connections with his counterparts and workers and dedicated nine years of his life in serving the company. He also had to drive fifty miles each way on one of the country’s most dangerous highways. That aspect of the job always concerned me.
We know in our hearts that God has a much greater plan for him and for us.
Robert and I met at church six years ago. We were married a year later. We are truly soul mates. Our marriage is built on a strong foundation of faith and our deep love for God.
This situation will be the hardest that we have faced as a married couple. I have struggled in my career with my prior employer going out of business. God saw us through that time and provided me with employment. God has always provided a way through every difficult situation that I have confronted in my life.
Robert and I love the wisdom of the Bible and he immediately turned for guidance to the book of Ecclesiastes. In Chapter three verse twenty-two it says, “So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?”
I never thought we would be in this situation, but here we are, like millions of others in our country. But I have chosen a spiritual path and to be guided by God and not by the events of the material world. So this new turn of events will be a test to more than ever seek The Guided Life, a life guided by God.
I can’t wait to find out what God has in store for us as we trust in him. If you are going through a challenging time right now, there is help and guidance if you will seek an intimate relationship with God. I encourage you to sign up for my weekly Ezine called The Guided Life so that you won’t be alone in seeking a life guided by God. To be continued…..