Nathan was "let go" from his job today. We weren't completely surprised, since they told him last week to decide between being a student and an employee of their company. They had gotten tot he point that they didn't even want him to take night classes, on his own time. After much prayer and counsel, we knew that the Lord called us here to finish his education and go into full-time ministry work. He did not call us to come here and wait. That may be the case for some, but we KNEW it wasn't the case for us. Nathan has slowed his pace through school for a few things along the way that had to do with us, his first ministry, but this wasn't one of those situations. He spoke with his immediate authority, who wanted Nathan to continue to work until he found something else. The "higher ups" didn't agree.
The Bible says to dwell on things that are good and then it gives a complete list of what those "good" things are. It starts with TRUTH. I can almost always stop right there.
The truth is that today, my husband earned a paycheck. The truth is that we have a fridge full of ingredients to fulfill 2 weeks of menus for all seven of us. The truth is that Nathan is skilled and qualified to do MANY things AND he is not too prideful to take any job that would pay the bills. The truth is that God called us here and has NEVER for one minute left us in the four years since He brought us here. The truth is that we will get through this.
He has already had a second interview with another company (Yeah God!) and we should hear something final from them this week. If that "final" is no, then we will keep looking. Prayerfully, this will end up being just a short and unplanned vacation for Nathan at the start of this semester.
The scariest thing in all of this to me is that I am SO EXCITED that Nathan isn't going to that job tomorrow. Really, my heart is singing right now! Isn't that CrAzY!?!?!?! I have JOY about it. Maybe my hormones are shifting and I will crash later or maybe there is comfort in knowing that God is guiding my husband on this journey and that this is EXACTLY what HE set into motion for a reason.