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Employed, But Without Income

So far, my husband has driven 1200+ miles and handed out around 80 fliers in his new job as a roofing contractor.

Since it is a commission based job, and he hasn’t closed a deal on any roof work, he still isn’t bringing home any income.

This means we are still in extreme NO SPEND mode as we continue to nervously look at the horizon and wonder what is ahead for us.

We hope this job will eventually generate the income we need to keep us afloat.

Until that happens, or another opportunity for employment presents itself, we will stick to our layoff survival plan the best we can and remain faithful that God will provide for our needs.

During this time, I have been reminded time and time again that none of us knows what tomorrow may bring. When times are good, it is so easy to be lulled into the false assurance that tomorrow will be exactly like today. It is when routines are upset and plans are dashed that we realize each day is a gift and not to be taken for granted.

I will determine to appreciate what I have today.

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  1. Keep on looking up! I pray your husband gets a contract soon. Then may the Lord bless you all with non-stop contracts.

  2. Just prayed that the Lord will prosper your husband’s diligent work and he’ll soon close a deal. (And, as Rachel said, many more after the first one!)

    Blessings as you wait on the Lord for all your needs!

  3. Could he contact some of the banks and set up a business cleaning out or maintaining homes that are in forclosure? Cleaning out apartments after tenants move out might work out too.

  4. I am praying that God graces you and your family with abundance. Is there any way you can work part time or your husband can take a weekend /evening job? That has worked well in my family for generations to keep the stress lower until the new norm is found. And in this economy the norm is harder and harder to find.

  5. I am so praying that your husband gets some contracts or another job opportunity soon.

  6. Natalie says:

    Dear Connie,
    Lately, we’ve been blessed by the local grocery store with food that is too ripe to sell. They give it to us for our chickens, but we’ve been able to use 1/3 -1/2 of the food for our own table and have even blessed neighbors with the abundance.

    You may want to go to a nearby grocery store and explain that you have animals that can use/eat the “over-ripe” veggies and fruits. Legally, they can not give it for human consumption, but if you ask for your animals, they may be very happy to give it out–saves them on the garbage bill. Whatever is too ripe or your animals can’t eat, can go on your compost hill for your garden!

    Hope this helps–we pick up usually 3 times a week in the summer and once in the winter (another friend shares it in the winter).

  7. Continuing to pray for you guys Connie. We are still in the same boat. Hubby launched his business start a little over a week ago and so far he hasn’t picked up any clients yet. It’s scary for sure. But God has a perfect plan forming for our family and He also has the perfect plan playing out for your family too. Keep your chin up and stay strong in your faith. This too shall pass. God’s plan is only to prosper you, not to bring you harm.

    Blessings,
    Rosann
    http://www.christiansupermom.com/

  8. “During this time, I have been reminded time and time again that none of us knows what tomorrow may bring. When times are good, it is so easy to be lulled into the false assurance that tomorrow will be exactly like today. It is when routines are upset and plans are dashed that we realize each day is a gift and not to be taken for granted.”

    My journey to learn this began over 8 years ago when we found out my 33YO husband had congestive heart failure. I was terrified we’d lose him and as a result lose custody of my stepson. God taught me to live with uncertainty. Just take it one day at a time and trust God. We’ve done that for 8+ years and none of our fears have become reality. What has become reality is a deeper faith and we’ve seen God provide over & over.

    • Becca, my hubby also had a congestive heart failure scare when he was in his 30′s. It’s scary stuff. He ended up being diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and was told he’d have to have a heart transplant. Our entire world was turned upside down, but our faith remained solid. As He always does, God carried us through that difficult time and hubby is now 10yrs living with Cardiomyopathy but not in need of a heart transplant after all. His heart is back to normal size and almost normal function. That’s the power of faith and prayer. Isn’t it wonderful how God continually shows us that He has us sitting in the palm of His hand. :)

  9. Praying that you husband starts receiving calls at all hours of the night from potiential clients. Wouldn’t it be great to be overwhelmed with offers.

    I am so thankful that during times like these we have our Faith. And it doesn’t cost a thing.

  10. crystal mohr says:

    My hubby was laid off Feb 2009. During his unemployment we were blessed with two children and paid off 2/3 of our debt. It’s doable. God is good and He provided for us, for our basic neccesities, not a trip to Disney! ;). He will be starting a new job on Monday. 2 year and 5 months later. AMEN!

  11. I’m a new reader to your blog and I have a faith based question. While going through all this financial hardship do you still tithe? Is it wrong and showing a lack of faith if you don’t? I’m just curious what you thought because we are in a similar situation except that my husband wasn’t laid off he was injured at work.

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