Advice For Those Who Are Unemployed: There Is Hope!
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January 29, 2004Question
don't get the wrong idea my co-worker does as little work as possible.
When the Ministry Administrator is not around she spends most of her time
running personal errands or talking on the phone (personal calls).
She will strike up conversations with the boss an 1/2 hour before we
leave daily and sit and just talk about what movies she has or something
she is in charge of the books even if she misses she gets paid, I tried to bring
it to his attention but he automatically assumes it's envy or jealousy.
The bottom line is, I will be unemployed in a few weeks with no unemployment or benefits. Itís hard enough to find a job these days for young people let alone a woman who is 56 years old. Please pray for me and I would appreciate any advice you may have. (email condensed)
So what is His plan for my
life (and yours)? Well, He wants me
(and you) to be a witness and to tell others about Christ.
He also wants to conform us to the image of His Son Jesus.
That takes time and many times pain.
Truthfully, those are His only real goals for us.
Unfortunately, many of
todayís TV preachers would lead you to believe that Godís plan for your life
is to live in luxury and reap the blessings of God, and to an extent, we have.
But thatís not His plan for you. He
wants you to be more like Him, spread the Gospel and be a witness to those
around you. Thatís more important
than any earthly empire you could possibly build.
Two, take a look at Matthew
6:25-30. If God has left you here to do a job for Him then He will supply
your needs. That's His promise to you. Read what this passage
has to say.
Therefore I say unto
you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and
the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the
air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking
thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought
for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you,
That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so
clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the
oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (KJV)
I can tell you this, God
allowed this to happen because He wants to do a work in your life. I
canít tell you what it will be, but it will be for your good over the long
So despite how you feel forgive
those whom you are angry with and tell the Lord that your life is in His hands,
and then ask Him to direct it in the direction He wants you to go.
Continue to be faithful, to witness,
to attend and participate in ministry, and to tithe. These are all duties
that God has given us. He will come through in the end.
Also, start looking for a
new job immediately and go down to the unemployment office and sign up for
benefits. Personally, I wouldn't believe any employer to tell me that
there are no unemployment benefits; I would have to see for myself.
I hope this has helped you.