Having Job Security (4)

"I can do everything through Christ." - Philippians 4:13 NLT
Losing your job can be devastating.  This is when you must keep the right perspective.  Having less doesn't make you a lesser person.  God still values you, and you must keep valuing yourself.  The Christian life is one of trial and triumph.  Paul writes:  " I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything.  I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.  For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength" (vv. 12-13 NLT).  What should you do when you're unemployed?  (1) Reduce your expenses to the bare minimum.  That may mean riding the bus or train, making your own lunch, and using other cost-saving measures.  (2) Take the stigma out of being unemployed. Don't presume that people think less of you because you have lost your job.  People generally respond to your situation in the same way you do.  They will find your enthusiasm about your next move inspiring -- even though you may not yet know what it is.  "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28 NKJV).  Getting thrown into prison led to Joseph becoming prime minister of Egypt.  "The Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you" (Deuteronomy 23:5 NKJV).  God can reveal talents within you and connections around you and open the door to a level of blessing and success you never dreamed possible.  So, trust Him and keep believing that your best days are ahead.

This message taken from Daily Devotional - The Word For You Today





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