Mar 5th 2009, 05:12 AM
:confusedHi everyone. My name is Tee, I am 21 yrs old. I am new to the forum and want to introduce myself. I am also facing a difficult situation, and need advice or anything anyone can offer. I lost my job about 2 months ago. It was the best paying job i ever had. It was a sales job, and i just couldnt make the sales like they expected, and i guess that type job is not for everyone, I was also late a few times which was out of my control because I didnt have a car, and i had to depend on others for a ride. So, long story short they let me go. While i had the job i got my own place because i was living with someone else. I was making good money, more than enough to afford my own place( not even on commision, base salary). I was devastated when i lost my job, and the first thing i thought was how am i going to pay my bills?? I was torn, and still am. The thing is, now all my bills are due, and i have NO money at all.Water bill pass due, rent due tommorow, and light bill coming up on the 9th. My mother is staying with me she gets monthly income, and her montly income is the total amount of my rent, and i refuse to ask her to use ALL of her income to pay rent, when i am jobless, and not contributing.its just not right. I dont know what to do. I applied for unemployment, and they told me i cannot get unemployment until april. So, what am i suppose to do now??? I am so lost, i have been doing applications constantly since i lost my job, no luck. I am so afraid of ending up evicted, and homeless. As soon as i get on my own, this happens. I really dont know what to do if there is anyone who can help with advice, job offer, prayer, anything, i will be more than happy. Any help out there??????:confused
Mar 5th 2009, 08:40 AM
You are in my prayers..:pray::pray::pray::pray::pray:
Mar 5th 2009, 10:08 AM
I'm in the UK, and can't offer any practical help, other than prayer... it's very difficult to find a job right now, I appreciate how hard this is.
But I'm certainly praying for you.
Mar 5th 2009, 04:33 PM
:pray: . . . . . .
Mar 5th 2009, 04:54 PM
I will be praying that this all gets sorted out. I myself am not an adult so I can't offer you any advice just that I will be praying for you. :pray: Hope that you find a job soon.
Mar 5th 2009, 10:46 PM
I am praying for you friend. Keep your trust in God and no matter what happens, it will work out for good.
Mar 6th 2009, 01:05 AM
I am sorry that you are going through this difficult time. I too was jobless until last week.
It is very important that you take all of your worries and concerns to God. If you are not drawing near to God in your life you need to change that. Several weeks ago I was in a situation similar to yours. I lost my job. God allowed that to happen to wake me up spiritually. I was not depending on Him. I was depending on me and money. I started reading his Word. I started spending quality time in prayer and God provided. I applied to many jobs and no one would call me back. But I kept reading the Word and kept praying and most of all I trusted in God to open a door. This drove my wife nuts. She is not a believer (that is a different story - for another time). She told me flat out that she was disturbed that I was trusting in God to find me a job. To her it looked as if I wasn't even trying.
But the truth is, I was applying to jobs - but I left it up to God to open the door. If you are faithful He will help you. There are a couple bible verses that I think you should check out. They helped me out when I starting to panic.
1) Matthew 6:25
2) Philippians 4:6-7
and Finally if you truly want Gods help follow what it says to do in the verse below:
3) Matthew 6:33
And if you follow that advice... Matthew 6:34 will give you peace.
Mar 6th 2009, 01:55 AM
Yep, sometimes, God will put us on "hold" till we start to seek HIS face and not that of man or government. HE will never leave nor forsake you...that's what HE said...HE doesn't lie. Take Valiant's advice~~~~no matter what, make time for God!:)
Mar 6th 2009, 05:42 PM
This seems so frightening! I understand your first instinctual panic. But remember who you serve- the Living God! Nothing is too difficult for Him. :pp
Your attitude about your mom is sweet (and refreshing in today's culture). No one wants you taken care of more than Jesus, sweetie. He is faithful, he is listening, he is with you, he is for you.
Father, please hear our prayers for this dear one. Bring about the right job in your perfect timing. I ask for an increase of faith for this precious child of yours during the waiting. Keep this little family, who is, as you say in 1 Peter, kept by the power of God. (1 Peter 1:5) What an awesome thing. Help this child to keep thinking on you, Lord, not on circumstances. You know that's hard- you know we're just dust. Thanks for understanding, Abba. I ask all this in Jesus' name, and I offer thanks and praise for your ultimate resolution!!