If you’ve cherished a career for so long, are in good terms with the company and actually like what you’re doing, getting laid off for reasons beyond your control can be a very painful experience. It isn’t something you can just sleep on and forget the next day. Like ending a relationship, it’s important that you grieve your job loss and acknowledge what you feel.
Prayer is an important aspect of job hunting. You can’t just rely on your good credentials and experience to land in a job. Aside from the tips I discuss here, I also let you in on personal stories of times when I failed to pray and seek the Lord as I was looking for work. I hope this serves as a lesson to you. May you not repeat the mistakes I made and I hope you find a career that is fulfilling, challenging and God-glorifying.
Sharing tips and lessons I’ve reflected on as I went through seasons of being jobless. For me, it’s a wilderness experience that the Lord didn’t put to waste because He used these seasons to teach, mold and correct me. May this be an encouragement to those who find themselves in that “wilderness” right now.
Do you feel busier or more involved than other people in your church community? Watch out! Be careful not to use yourself as a barometer to measure others.
I’ve been taking some time off social media to re-organize my life and schedule, and adapt better habits. I disciplined myself to read more (need to get through my book pile), write more and spend longer time with the Lord. These are just a few of the lessons I’ve reflected on which I thought I’d share with you. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments below!
Is the desire to be famous wrong for Christians to have?
What does it say about our hearts?
“I want to be famous so that I can use MY INFLUENCE for the Lord.”
This sounds good and noble on the onset but focus on the statement “so I can use MY INFLUENCE for the Lord.”
It is not wrong to use one’s influence for kingdom purposes but desires like these need to be filtered at the heart level. Are we really bent on making the Lord known or are we merely using Him as a vehicle for us to be known? Are we forgetting the fact that God is God and if He wants to MAKE HIMSELF KNOWN, He can do so? He can use people like you and me, but that is His discretion. We cannot command Him and say “God, MAKE ME FAMOUS, so I can make you known.”
Who are we to dictate upon God, OUR STRATEGY? Is He not God who can do all things and knows all things?