A Teenager Prayed When It Looked As If His Boss Had Fired Him

Afraid of getting fired? Don't worry—all your needs will be met.

By Reed Brumm, SD

Categories: Abundance, Gratitude

One summer I was working at a McDonald's. There I had a boss who didn't particularly like me and the little mess-ups I tended to make every now and then. One day, I was working as normal, and I ended up making another mistake, which was the last straw for my boss. He told me just to leave and go home. Not another word was spoken from him.

I could have sworn that I was just fired, even though he didn't necessarily say so. I called my parents to pick me up, and I told them what had transpired. I sounded quite teary on the phone (it was, after all, my first job), so my parents wanted me to call a friend to help me out by praying for and with me. I called him, and he told me, "All your needs are being met," which helped a lot. He gave other comforting advice as well, but this statement really stuck out to me.

I also remembered the story of Jesus feeding the multitude of people with only five loaves of bread and two fish (Matt 14:15-21). There they had their needs met with the endless supply of food for thousands and thousands of people. I knew my needs were being met. It didn't matter if I got fired or not; my needs would still be met.

Later that night, I prayed that my job was still there for me. I really needed this job, but I was open for anything. The next morning, I went to work, and no one said, "You don't work here anymore; get out." I am glad that all my needs were met.

So if a boss or someone else says something, and you think it's the end of the world, just know that you're not the first one. Also, your needs are being met in a way that's most beneficial to you and to those around you.