Hey there my faithful blog readers. I know that it’s been a minute since I’ve written something thought provoking and intellectually insightful.  Lol! Let me ask you, do you ever wonder what the weather is going to be like for the week? Yes,  I’m sure you do. If you are like me, you probably access www.weather.com to get the daily weather updates for whatever city you are in.  Well, while I was looking on weather.com-it dawned on me that wouldn’t it be nice if we could go to our own personal Web site – www.mylife.com and be able to see what is going to happen for our lives for that day, that week, or even that month? This Web site would be able to tell us what we could expect on that particular day.

 

Currently, in my jobless situation I sometimes wish I could access that type of Web site so that I would know when and where my next job is going to be and when will I be financially stable again. Or what about when my book or my next venture will take off the way that I would like it too. Man that would be nice. However, the downside is that I’m sure on that Web site we would be able to see the not so great things that may and will occur in our daily lives – you know we don’t want to see the bad stuff; we just want to see all of the good things. Well, there isn’t a www.mylife.com Web site that will help us foresee the future, but you know what we do have that is better than a Web site? We have God. And God knows what’s in our future because he has designed a customized plan just for each and every one of us. His plan is good and is guaranteed. God wants the best for all of us…yes, that includes you too! I know at times it seems like there’s no hope in sight. I constantly have to give God thanks because even though I’m unemployed, I still have a roof over my head, a car to drive, food in my refrigerator and unemployment still coming in on a weekly basis.

 

You see in spite of what I’m going through, God is still blessing me. NO everything is NOT perfect in my life right now…and really it will never be perfect. And yes this is a minor set back in my life, but no matter what set backs you go through don’t take a step back because your set back is God setting you up for something better than you could have even imagined. I tell myself every day that “God has a plan for me.” I don’t know what it is, but I can’t wait until he reveals it to me. We have to TRUST him. I know it’s easier said than done. I mean, for the last 2-3 weeks job opportunities have been coming out of no where for me. I was on a roll, interviewing almost daily. I even made it through to the second round of interviews for some of the companies. Well, unfortunately, 2 out of the 5 job opportunities decided to go with another candidate. Did I let that discourage me? I’m going to be honest…yes.  Did I let the fact that these companies didn’t want to hire me, make me sad? Yes. But then I had to remember-God has a plan customized just for me. God knows me better than I know myself and apparently, those jobs were not for me and for whatever reason he said no to both of those jobs.  All this means is that he’s got something better and I just have to hold on and have faith.

 

Folks, this is like the 3rd Christmas holiday that I didn’t have a job. Boy, does that really put the Christmas holiday into perspective for me. I find myself thinking about homemade gifts that I can give to my family because it doesn’t look like I will be able to afford any gifts this year. But Christmas is about family and spreading love and cheer and to reflect on all of your blessings. There are people out there in my shoes but have other issues that they have to deal with during their lay off period. For example, children to feed, perhaps a home in foreclosure or maybe no car. And there are even some who don’t have unemployment checks coming in every week.  I’ve said this in my book- “It could be worse.” No matter how bad it gets, you have to have hope. God promises to be our source of hope and no that whatever plan God has for us, he will provide the resources that we need to achieve the plan that he’s designed just for you. Keep your head up folks! It is going to be alright. I promise!