What are the effects of job loss on my family?
Job loss is one of the greatest trials we can endure. The effects of job loss are often long lasting. This is largely due to the fact that society trains us to identify ourselves by how we provide for our family. A job loss can lead to the loss of one's identity, which can result in the loss of a purpose in life.
Without a purpose in life, we tend to feel as if we are no longer in control. Also a loss of self-worth and self-confidence is common with people who have suffered a job loss. These are all natural and ordinary feelings.
With this loss of identify, you must now assess the financial loss. Your family must cope with less income. Applying for unemployment compensation can be emotionally devastating for some people. Job loss is can create an atmosphere of despair and a defeatist attitude among many individuals. Evading this attitude is vital for Christians and non-Christians alike. When negative attitudes sink into your life, they are difficult to remove.
Job loss has obvious immediate results. But the most damaging effect of a job loss is the slippery slope it generates. The situation goes from bad to worse. With less income, luxury items are difficult to afford and this can lead to difficulty in attaining a new job, and possibly even a broken family. This results in despair and a defeatist attitude.
Finding reemployment is vital, and with the negative effects a job loss brings this can be difficult. Trusting in God's provision for your life is essential for your well being. A loss of self-worth, self-confidence, and no longer being in control are all self-centered attitudes. Although they are natural feelings, we must remember that God still has a plan for our lives!
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