Ever wish you could turn back time and redo something you felt you did wrong? In life we make mistakes and there is nothing we can do about it. I often look back in my life to see all of the mistakes I’ve made and realize maybe they weren’t actually mistakes.
Being fired from a job is not something that I ever want to put down as being proud of. It’s embarrassing and I’m ashamed to admit to people that I was fired once. But in honesty being fired from this job was one of the best things that happened in my life.
I got fired from a mistake I made while working in a bank. When you work in a bank, mistakes aren’t taken lightly. The branch I worked in was having issues with an employee stealing and I’m sure the mistake I made could have been overlooked, but upper management felt it was best to take any opportunity to eliminate possible suspects. I felt as if my world had ended.
Here I had given almost 10 years to this company and at the time, I couldn’t see past the frustration of why all this was happening. I look back to that situation now and see how timing was everything.
Being fired forced me to look for a new job. The job I found paid better, had better benefits and actually put their employees first.
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, because later that year our daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia and my employer was so flexible with my schedule that it made our lives so much easier. I would have never have gotten that from my previous employer. I would have exhausted my FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) and would have been unemployed without benefits.
Ecclesiastes 3:15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before and God will call the past to account.
Don’t fear the struggles you are face with today. God’s plan may not be your plan, but he is faithful. Trust in him and know there is a time for everything.
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