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A BLOG TO EVERYONE WHO LOST THEIR JOB: A MESSAGE OF HOPE


Hello everyone!! 

I miss blogging so much. The last time I posted a blog was last March, the first month of quarantine and the topic was 19 THINGS TO DO DURING THE ENHANCE COMMUNITY QUARANTINE. Have you read it? And have you done those things? 

Flash forward to August and we are still on quarantine. General Community Quarantine (GCQ) as of this writing, where persons below 21 years old and above 60 years old are required to stay at home for they are at high risk of contracting the COVID19 disease, businesses are allowed to operate at 50 to 100 percent of their regular capacity depending on the industry, malls are open, restaurants accept customers for dine-in and public transport is allowed with strict social distancing,  

But for the first three months of prohibiting businesses from operating, the economy has been affected severely not just of the Philippines but of the other countries as well. Resulting to a major global recession. A lot of companies filed for bankruptcy and a lot of employees lost their job, including me. 

Yes, you read it right. 

I lost my job.

I lost my job together with the other employees of our company. 

And I witnessed how this situation breaks everyone in the office. 

So I wrote this blog to give a message of hope, not just to the people I work with but to everyone who lost their job because of this pandemic. I may not know all of you but I know exactly how you feel coz I'm in there, too.


Here are some Messages that brought Hope in my situation right now and will surely bring hope to yours:


1. Matthew 6:25-26 - Do not be anxious

When one of my officemate broke the news in our group chat that she was retrenched, the very first thing that entered into my mind was the verse in Matthew 6 about anxiety. I shared it to her instantly, and to the other employees who were retrenched the following day. 

I also let this minister to myself because I had a feeling then that I am included on the list. And my feeling was right. 

This is what the verse says, 

Verse 25: "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than the clothing?" 

Verse 26: "Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" 

This verse speaks about the provision of God and our value to Him as a human being. That even when we lost the job that feeds us and pays our bills, our needs will be provided. 

So when anxiety attacks you, remember what the Bible says in Matthew 6:25-26, do not be anxious. 

God is always one step ahead of us. Even if we fall, He got our backs.


2. God is in control

There are things we can't control such as pandemic, crisis, job loss, but knowing that God is in control will gives us the security and peace in situation like this. 

Although the world seems like it's out of control, but God is still in control. 

We may not know His reasons of letting these things to happen but the Bible can assure you that His intention is good. 

Just trust Him. Submit all your worries and fears to Him. Stop trying to control your life because it will tires you out, stop over thinking because it will not change anything, it will just worsen your mental and emotional health.


3. When God takes something good away, He replace it with something better

The thought of "God will replace it with something better" makes me sooo excited!! 

Since moving to Manila, financial stability has been the goal I am struggling to achieve. 

When I got that job, I shared it to my friend who helped me here with the directions. Her first question was how much is my salary. I told her and she said that I should have demanded more. 

But being new in the city and in that industry, I don't want to demand yet. 

Then on October 2019, I got a chance to talked with a Financial Advisor and he kinda boost my self esteem by saying with my skills I can get a high paying job. 

That moment, resigning occurs into my mind.
 
And just this January 2020, my churchmate who practice prophetic words told me that she doesn't see myself achieving financial stability in that company. 

With that, I decided to resign the next month. 

But God's plan is way way better than mine. He didn't allow me to resign because He knew retrenchment will happen. 

The perks of being retrenched is that the company will give you separation pay. Unlike when you resigned, you will only get your last pay. 

And I'm claiming that in my next job, I will get that high paying job and achieve financial stability!! 

I don't know when or how it will happen. 

Let's just hold on to God. He knows what's best for us. 

 
4. It's gonna make sense someday

Have you heard the song Someday It's Gonna Make Sense by Michael Learns To Rock? 

If not, you better listen to that. 

It is one of my favorite, actually it is the anthem of my life especially in hard times. Just like what the title says, someday it's gonna make sense. 

Someday it's gonna make sense to us why we lost our job. Why we have to experience that. Why we have to go through that. 

Someday we will know the reasons of our "whys." 

But today, take your time to process your emotions. It's okay to be vulnerable and cry but don't dwell with that for so long. You need to get up and keep going because the farther you will go, the bigger you will see the picture. 


5. You can do so much more 

Life does not end after losing a job. Life is restart after that. 

Discover yourself. You can do so much more than the things you do in your workplace. 

I have seen some of my officemates who also lost their job find their way in putting up a small business, some are doing the things they really love like trading in the stock market and writing. Oh, the last one is me. 😁

Besides of writing, there's this job I am really passionate about since the day I discover I'm an empath -recruitment. 

I think it would really feel so good when your passion and profession comes together right. 

So, if you are like me who's passion is different from the profession and you lost that job, then maybe this is an opportunity to pursue the things that we really love to do.

If you don't know yet what's your dream job or where you are good at, close your eyes and imagine the uniform you want to wear for the rest of your working life. 


6. The comeback is stronger than the setbacks 

Losing a job amidst this pandemic and crisis is hard that makes looking for a job even harder. 

It puts our career in setbacks. 

Yes, there are things we can't control but there are also things that we can control. And these are, our thoughts, our behaviours, and our reactions. 

May we focus on the things that we can control and look this situation in a positive way. No matter how far you fell and how dark it seems, there's always a silver lining. 

Turn your breakdown into breakthroughs. 

Take this time to get some much-needed rest, health is wealth. Take this time to grow, write down the lessons you've learned from the past that you can use to improve yourself in the future, you know, there's always room for improvement. 

That is how you make a stronger comeback. 

And what makes it more amazing is you get more resilient when setback comes again. 


7. This is a blessing in disguise

The challenges in our lives are God's blessing in disguise. 

Losing a job is a blessing in disguise. It is His way of saving us from further stress in our workplace. 

Applying for a job and not getting hired is a blessing in disguise. It is His way of protecting us from the job that's not meant for us. 

This experience might be heartbreaking but we will not be unemployed forever. 

Time will reveal that this roadblocks, the detours and bumps are directing us to the job that He prepared for us. At the end, you will thanked God for the blessings that disguises in challenges. 


8. Put your hope to the God of Hope

I'll end this blog with this verse from Romans 15:13 - May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Put your hope to the God of Hope and you will never loses hope. 


That's all for this blog!



My prayer is that through this blog I was able to bring hope in your situation right now and was able to lift your spirit up. You are not alone in this journey, always remember that. You have your family and friends that will support you along the way. If you have no one to talk to, you can talk to me in wherever platform. Connect with me...

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So much love,
Sweet❤️

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  1. This made my feelings so much better now. Thank you, Sweet!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that ❤️ Hoping for the best in your life. ��

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  2. This is a blessing in disguise!!!

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    1. Yasss! Let's stay positive while waiting for God's plan to unfold ������

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