Saturday, September 27, 2008

I Am Losing My Job In January and I Am Happy Sad About It

I had been holding off on posting about my future loss of employment because a lot may happen until January and I'll never know until then. But this morning I thought that it is ok to share. If anything changes, then I will post about the change. Right now, where it stands is that I will lose my job sometime in January.

THE WHY


Some of you may not know yet, I work with a developer builder. Our big project is coming to an end, thus the cut back. At this time we have six "office" employees in addition to the construction crew, but at the end of the project it will be streamlined to one office person and a part time bookkeeper. Most people here assume that one would be me. In a way, it would make sense because I am the most senior among the six (senior in employment, not age, ok). So why am I being let go? It was not an easy decision for my employer. It was a very hard decision, and I believe they did it out of concern and love for me. Honestly. You see, my employer is a "family oriented" company, and my bosses know that in my heart I'd rather be staying at home with my kids than working outside the home. I worked with them for 10 years, and in those 10 years they have always given me so much support with my family to make it easier for me (they know that I had to work to help pay the bills). At this time, I have the best job a "working mom" could ever have. But back to the thought of why they are letting me go if they like me, it's because they know that at this time I really need to be with my kids more. I believe God worked in their hearts and they listened. God knows that I wouldn't give up my job for several reasons: 1) I am darn too loyal to quit on my employer so I would never quit 2) I am darn too submissive to my husband, so I will not quit working 3) I am a little afraid of the economy, like what if my husband is right about us not making it financially if I don't work full time? So the answer to "why" is it is God's will. In my heart I know that God will provide and take care of us.

THE WHAT'S NEXT

So many things have gone through my head and heart these past days that it would be impossible to share about it in one post. I have many "work at home plans" but I they are all in my head and I need to put it down on paper.

The biggest struggle right now is figuring out how my husband and I can come to an agreement on what I should do next. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you've seen the many "fireproof your marriage" posts I had done in the last couple of days, and that is because it is the greatest issue in my life right now.

It's almost six am and I had been sitting in front of the computer for almost two hours already (yeah, bloghopping). I guess it's time to end this post for now and say "to be continued" ...

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Someone wondering around the internet googled "Simplicity In Christ" and landed on my post. I think God is reminding me of those words too....

7 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

Dear Liza - The Lord will work it all out. He has a plan. I am praying for you and yours.
Thank you for the special offer.

Katrina said...

Dear Liza,

I know the Lord is holding you and your family in the palm of His hand. I will be praying for peace and encouragement as you and your husband talk over your dreams for the future!

forgetfulone said...

God has a plan. You're a woman of faith, and now is the best time to have it. I'll keep you in my prayers that everything will work out to your benefit.

T y V Terpening said...

I am excited for you and will pray for you as well, Liza. A short book that Vicky and I have been going through with our church is "The Red Sea Rules." It's a great book. In fact, the author is at our church today.

God bless,

Tim

Bro J said...

Liza, Go is bigger than any mountains of evnts in our live, good or bad. If Jesus is with us who can be against us! God bless!

Joyful Days said...

Praying as you faithfully follow the path God has laid before you. Praying that the correct decisions will be obvious and that all hearts will be soft and open.

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Julie

Anonymous said...

"Don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you....I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand and I tell you, Don't be afraid, I will help you."

Isaiah 41:10,13 (NCV)