Thursday, December 30, 2010

Laid Off Good or Bad

Okay my hubby came home today, and tells me that his job will be laying him off. This will be a 4week layoff with no benefits. First thing that comes to my mind is, “What will we do for a whole month.” I start to let this soak in a little and my mind and heart of course start going into non happy, bitter mode. What I mean by this is, I start worrying right away about everything and instantly try to figure things out on my own. I become very unhappy and think the worse.

I know that this is not the way to handle things. But for some reason I forget to save my brain from going crazy, and forget that God is in control. Now I can't be alone in all this, otherwise we would have all these perfect people walking around us. Perfect I am far from; it is why I need my Lord Jesus Christ to help me every day.

As a wife and mother we have such a big role in our family. I know my girls are watching me and taking notes. My husband needs my support for sure right now, he does not need me to be a drip. Funny thing to call myself a drip, but that is what I would be doing if I were to nag him about begin laid off. I would be like a yoke around his neck would I not, if I were to get all upset and bitter. This is what I wanted to do, I wanted to just scream and lose control, but I didn't this time I stopped myself, and I Praised God for this.

I have just filled my mind in the last week or so with amazing material. The Cd was from Vision Forum and it was called, The Wise Women's Guide to Blessing her Husband's Vision. God already knew what was going to take place this week. He prepared my heart so I would know how to handle myself.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, What is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

So is this a Good or Bad situation? I guess it really is how you handle it, and how you use your heart in the matter. I am going to handle it as a Godly Wise Woman that builds her home, not a woman who tears it down. I know that my Lord is in complete control, always will be I just need to allow it, and relax. I will enjoy my time as a family for the next month with lots of free adventures.

I pray, heavenly father, that you will take this time to draw my family closer together. Please watch over us and keep our hearts fixed upon you. I pray my husband knows that we love him know matter what, and that this was not in his control. You are Lord over all things, and we walk by you in good times, and bad times Amen.

The Wise Women builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Proverbs 14:1



Gardenia said...

it's so wonderful the way Our Heavenly Father knows the planbs for our life and prepares us for them. the Lord Bless and keep you during this time. I know that in my life, many times when I have seen something as a burden it has turned out to be a blessing.

Jessica said...

Oh Pamela, we will be praying for you and your family! God does provide though, always, and I am sure blessings will come out of this difficult time!