I sat in my chair blankly staring at my computer screen waiting for it to boot-up. I worked 7-5 which in my world means getting up wayyyyy before anyone one should have to. As I sat there trying to make myself wake up enough to check some emails and get a cup of coffee, she walked in and sat next to me. I could tell immediately this was not going to be good.
“I’m so sorry, but we have to do lay-offs and I’m afraid we have to let you go.”
I couldn’t help myself as tiny warm tears began to slide down my cheeks. I didn’t want to cry, but at 7am it was just too much to take in.
I tell you all this so you’ll understand something.
I cried for a little bit, moped a little bit and then as I was driving back to work (they let me have 2 weeks to find something else) it hit me like a ton of bricks. I’d PRAYED for this! Sounds strange, I know, but I did. A few days prior I was in the shower and so unhappy with what I was doing that I prayed the prayer, “…God, please remove anything from my life you don’t want me to have…”… and you guys, that’s exactly what he did. Within a week of saying this prayer I’d been laid off from my job and had nothing else in sight.
It was in this season of my life that I began this journey I’m on with you all right now. Getting laid off was probably one of the hardest obstacles I’ve had to come through (talk about a blow to the ego), but also one of the most rewarding. I knew what I wanted, I prayed for it and I made it work.
Now, seven years later, sit here looking back again and thanking God for answered prayers.