What do you feel if you don't have any job?
1 Apr 07
Many people when they lose their job will tend to put the blame on anything/anyone but themselves. But often we forget to evaluate ourselves through first. So, despite the terrible feelings that you have, I think it's good that you think first of what YOU have done, not what others have done to you...=)
1 Apr 07
Dear Durenman, It must be very hard for men (I reckon you are a man?) to lose their job than it is for women. Perhaps because men are expected to be the breadwinner plus by nature men are more competitive than women and often based their dignity on how well they perform compare to other men. That's why their job is very important to them, it defines them, they feel lost without it (you tell me if this is right or not). I once almost went jobless because I didn't perform well in one field and when I asked for a transfer to another field, my direct superior didn't not allow me because he wanted me out. I worried because at that time my family could use well of the money I earned and I had no sufficient saving suppose I went jobless for several months. But nothing can happen without God's permission. That is the best lesson I learnt during that time. He allowed me to be in that situation to learn about myself and many things about me. When the lesson was done, although my situation did not necessarily change to my eyesight (I was still the next to be fired), my views of life changed and the possibility of losing job no longer had its sting on me. Later, I found out that even when I hadn't known it, God had actually already orchestrated everything to turn my hopeless situation into what I asked from Him, when actually at that time even if I was fired, it didn't bother me as it was before. So, that was one of those moments that God made me understand He is in the business of changing characters. He is more interested in changing me rather than changing my situation. The situation is only a tool. His first and foremost purpose is to change me. Durenman dear if you're losing your job right now, always take heart that God is real and He will do anything to shape you to be more like His son, it will be well with you...=)