Shutting and Opening the Doors

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Today I am going to talk about how God takes care of his people. There are several instances in the bible which show this and I will cover the ones which best relate to this story.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 I was no longer employed at the place I had been working.

They explained to me, saying it had something to do with my skill-set.

Before this day came, I knew I was going to be losing that job this year. This doesn’t really edify you because I didn’t write it down so you would know prior to this actually happening. Just know that I had a feeling this was going to happen, though I didn’t know it was going to be this early in the year.

So the first thing I did was, not look for a job. I knew God shuts doors and opens doors and the one at my previous workplace, he shut. I knew he wouldn’t shut one without opening another somewhere else for me. I just had to wait.

And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. Isaiah 22:22

The same day this happened I made sure I was productive. I went and opened a business checking account for my business and also wrote a post for another blog I have started a few months ago about my journey of trying to make myself an entrepreneur.

My official last day of work was on Friday, January 27, 2012. I was semi planning on what to do next, but still making sure God had the right-of-way when it came to decision making. I continued to go to church like normal and let a few people know what happened as the opportunity presented itself, to let people know about something to pray for.

Monday finally rolls around, this is the first day I am officially “unemployed”. Vanessa and I are talking about a small plan of action to take while still leaving it in God’s hands. Which is me possibly looking for a job because last time I didn’t really need to look. It just kind of fell in my lap.

Towards the end of this conversation, I get a phone call. Not a second after that, she also gets a phone call. We both end up on the phone and my phone call is about a job opportunity. Talk about God being an “on-time” God. :) This is obviously a door, right? It kind of just fell into my lap.

At this point I haven’t even updated my resume… anywhere. I asked how they found me and it was through Monster.com, that resume is… OLD. Like 2010 old. They wanted an updated one and kind of revised. I did this and sent it off. I haven’t gotten the job yet, and if I don’t get the job, then I know it’s the Lord’s will.

The cool thing about it all was, I was actually happy not having a job. I don’t know if it was something like Paul and Silas being in jail and singing about it, but I was super excited. I think the best word to describe it is “joyous”.

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. Acts 16:25

I was joyous because I was let go from the place of my employment.

Another scenario we can look at is, Joseph and Mary. The wise men were the way God had provided an “income” to Joseph to take care of his family. Why did God do this? Because he was leaving the place where he had a job. He had the travel expenses and all of the other things necessary to take care of a family. The gifts from the wise men were the income to provide for his family.

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

Fun Fact: They worshipped a young child in a house. Not when he was in a manger.

Anywho, the point of this story was to edify you. God didn’t wait to show me he is already working things out. He showed me on the first day I was unemployed. Was I nervous about anything prior to this? No. I have the faith, which my God is going to take care of me and will not forsake me.

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Psalm 37:25

Let the Lord be magnified!

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Have a happy Monday!

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