There are days in your life that you remember more than others. It’s been 4 years now since the May 1st I’ll never forget. It started like every other day. Alarm rings at 2:50am, get ready, head to work, do the show, get called into a meeting. Then it was anything but routine. The GM said “we’re letting you go”. I sat in stunned silence. Couldn’t even speak. There were so many things I wanted to say like “wait…I’m 4 months into a new 2-year contract. How is that possible? I’ve been a great employee. I’ve worked my tail off every day. I just bought a home!” (my first mortgage payment was due that very day!) So many things I wish I would’ve said, but the lump in my throat wouldn’t let any words out. The GM said, “this is a tough day…tougher for you, obviously”. Brilliant. I was walked down to the studio to gather my things, my key was taken and I was walked out the door. I didn’t find out until later that day that there were nationwide budget cuts. I assumed it was just me. (yes, I take everything personally) I spent days…into weeks…into months crying and wallowing and not knowing how to even leave the house.
But here we are a few years later and I’m once again speechless. But now the lump in my throat is because I’m overwhelmed at the goodness of God and how far he’s brought me. I could not have imagined things would turn out this amazingly. People told me to trust and that God would have something better for me. They were so right. I’m able to see that now on the other side. I look back and realize what a dark and oppressive environment I was working in. It’s so refreshing to be on Joy99 and play music with a purpose and do a show that hopefully is encouraging. I’m blessed.
If you’re still reading this long post, I want you to know that God has a purpose for your life. He’s working even when you’re in the fetal position in your dark room rocking back and forth. He’s working on it and He’s working on you. You WILL come out on the other side. Better than ever! Ephesians 3:20-21 says “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. ~Brooke