This is the true story of what happened to me on May 1, 2017. A painful day. But, a day changed the path of my life.
It started as a normal Monday morning. I had just finished up my morning radio show, like normal. I then headed to my normal Monday meeting. That was the only thing normal about Monday, May 1, 2017.
As my co-host and I were about to sit down for the meeting, I was asked to go into another room. (Honestly, I didn’t think much of it at the time). I figured they just wanted to talk to us separately about ideas for our show. That was not right at all. Moments later, due to corporate budget cuts, my co-host was being let go.
I was then pulled into that same meeting room. My mind raced. How will I provide for my family? What will become of my career? Yet, I was going to walk by faith, and not by sight.
I was told that budget cuts had to be made. I braced for the worst. “I’m sorry, we had to let your co-host go. Budget cuts”. In an instant, my “normal” shifted to “out of control”.
I was hurt. I was confused. I was praying for help! Now what? How do I do a, “team show” alone? Do I want to do a show alone? God, what is happening? Why is this happening?
This was one of the worst days of my life. I had worked so hard. Put in so many hours. And in one meeting, it all changed.
I know that in reality, a change in your job is not the end of the world. But, it still stings.
I have a friend, who at the age of 25, was diagnosed with cancer. She is still alive today. But, it changed her life. My sister, at the age of 25, was told that she would not survive her disease. It changed my life. The common thread? When news comes at you that you’re expecting, it rocks your world. My world was rocked on May 01, 2017. One of the worst days of my life.
I dealt with many emotions. Everything from survivor guilt, to what’s next? It was a very difficult road. I pushed forward. I had to hold my head up the best that I could. And, trust me, that isn’t saying much. It was a painful time.
To keep this long story to a minimum, during this time, I was listening to a message from a Pastor out of Chicago who was sharing a message, “The Worst day of your life, can be the best day of your life”. As I listened, I wondered how that was even possible. But now, looking back 4 years, it was spot on! God was working on my behalf, even when I couldn’t see it.
Fast forward a few weeks. After much prayer, I decided to take a step of faith, put in my notice, and take a leap into a job with a ministy. I had been truly feeling a pull into ministry, but didn’t know what that looked like. Well, this was my opportunity to take a bold step.
I didn’t know my future would fully look like, but looking back, that bold step lead me to where I am today.
I’m now doing full time “ministry ” on the radio. And, in a crazy turn of events that only God could orchestrate, I am again working with my former co-host. Yes, the one who was let go. God made a way for her, on one of the worst days of her life.
Look what God has done. He turned my “worst day”, into the “best day”.
Through it all, my wife, Patty, has been an amazing blessing of support through the entire process. She has been my encourager, my cheerleader, my helpmate. Thank you, Patty.
Friend, I don’t know what you’re facing today. Perhaps this is the worst day of your life. Rest assured, God can turn the worst day of your life, into the best day of your life.
The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.Exodus 14:14
I had to lean into this Bible verse countless times and trust that it was true. It WAS. Still is!
Let God fight for you. Go make a difference. Always, Run By Faith.