Anyone who has been an employer will inevitably face the decision to fire an employee. Regardless of the reasons, firing an employee is never easy. An emotional, professional, and relational investment has been made with the employee. Severing the ties is sometimes like severing the ties with a friend or family member.The reasons for any firing are complex and unique to that individual and employer. But the most common cause is failure to live up to the job expectations.
Through the years, I have kept my heart and mind honest and open to God’s leading to make the final decision. But at some point, I must let go. I continue to pray for that person, even months after the decision, for God to lead them to the right job for their unique abilities and personality.
I know I often fail God. Only through His grace and mercy, does He keep me comforted and secure with His love and salvation. He will never let me go. The reality is I, by my own efforts, will never live up to His expectations. It is only through surrendering myself and accepting His Son, Jesus Christ, as my Lord and Savior, am I am able to come before Him and be accepted as fellow heir of Christ, an adopted son of God.
But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
I am an employer but I answer to God. He is more than my employer; He is my very life and reason for living. I can only live up to His expectations because He has washed and regenerated me through His Holy Spirit.
Praise God for His grace and mercy!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.