Count Your Blessings
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (Colossians 3:2)
This week I received news that I will not have a position with my employer. After almost 22 years of service, my job is gone. Like most companies, outsourcing is the reason. Many more may find themselves in this same position, especially with the pandemic taking its toll not just on individuals but companies as well.
I am still in 'stun' mode as I write today's devotional blog, but at the same time, there is a peace that everything is working out according to God's design. I am counting my blessings that at least I have three months' notice as well as a three-month severance package once the end of employment begins. I have time to prepare, and I'm finding out I have more people supporting me through this than I imagined. The prayer support I have already received is a huge blessing. I have a husband willing to stand by me, love me, and support me through this. My husband and I seem to stand on middle ground, which means we are not as well off as some, but we aren't as bad off as some either.
I can choose to dwell on what I'm losing, or I can concentrate on what I have. I am choosing to focus on what I have, which includes God. God has promised to take care of those that love, follow, and believe in Him. He didn't promise we wouldn't go through hard times but promised He would take care of us.
I'm thankful for God's love, grace, and mercy. As long as I concentrate on God and what His word promises, I am calm and centered. It's when I start to think about the what-ifs that my anxiety tries to take hold of me.
Today, I'm sharing 'Count your Blessings' sung by The Martins. I pray this blesses you too today.