Its 12:00am on a Sunday night and I am wide awake! Usually I would have already been asleep for 2-3 hours. My clothes would be laying out and my purse beside the door. You see, before I can get a peaceful night’s rest, I have to have everything prepared for the next day. Well, tonight is a little different. Last Friday, I was let go from a job that I loved- a job that was my life. After high school, I had attended a local university for undergrad and I immediately started working there when I graduated. I guess it is safe to say that I had been there for 12 years.
My life was “orange and black”. My closet had an orange section and a black section. My laundry room consisted of an “orange only” hamper. My license plate proclaimed to the world what institution I was supporting. With no reason given to why I had been let go, I sit here in the wee hours of the night reflecting on those words, “Amber, your services are no longer needed here.” My office is a clean slate and the remains of 8 faithful years are crammed into my vehicle, which is still parked at the university because I couldn’t bare the thoughts of driving home alone. So, how could this possibly be the Best Day Ever.
How could last Friday, the day that I said goodbye to my Alma Mater, my second home, my second family, half of my family’s income, be the Best Day Ever? I have to trust our almighty Father that this was His day and His plan. As C.S. Lewis says, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” I can only have faith that God has taken me away from this situation, this university because He knew I would never leave on my own. Sometimes the Mommy bird has to even push her babies out of the nest.
During the dating years of my life, I had many heartbreaks. With my Momma’s help, I always ended up getting back on the right track. I could be so depressed and then she would help me remember something. If I thought I was on top of the world with the person that wasn’t meant for me, then imagine how happy and amazing I would feel once God gave me the person I was meant to be with! I’m trying to approach this situation in my life in the same way. If I thought I was so happy and content in my previous job, then I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me. If God is in control, then how can it not be the Best Day Ever?