Thursday, January 15, 2009

Something has changed -- and that's good


I went to work today and had quite an interesting day. The company I work for has begun the process of laying off some staff to cut costs in a more difficult economy. The rather interesting part was that one of the HR people accidentally sent an email to the entire office that said something about meeting where you could sort out your financial options after your termination. Needless to say, that caused quite a bit of angst and fear in many people.

But the funny thing for me is that I didn't become concerned or freaked out by any of this. In years past, when an employer would announce layoffs, I used to be somewhat of a basket case; even if I hated the job. And if I actually got news that I would be laid off, I would sink into a deep dark hole. But nothing of the sort happened this time around. No, I haven't actually lost my job, but for a short time I did think that they were closing our entire local office and it didn't really upset me.

So I guess I'm just sharing all that to say that Father has made some changes in my heart that I wasn't even aware of until today. Now I get to say, that's not anything I did, that is Fathers work in my heart! Thank you Papa!

3 comments:

Kent said...

Rick, that is such a wonderful change.

Sounds like trust to me.

Meganne said...

This is awesome!!
I'm continuing to pray for you as you heal from your sickness and get back to work. I hope things start looking up and you find clarity in where God wants you right now.

steve martin said...

He does change us over time, doesn't He?

Glad you didn't lose your job!