You may have heard the saying, “When you don’t have a job, your job is to find a job.” The idea is that you should focus on your job search and not be distracted with all the other chores that could steal time from your search. And that’s good advice, but is it possible?
God has been weaving your résumé, and building your skill set with every job you’ve held. Even now, in your job search, He is doing the same thing. He is building your skills to enable you to make a unique contribution to His adventure.
You may have said or thought, “There’s my neighbor. He was out of work only two weeks before he got a new job…I’ve been out for months, and still haven’t found one! And he doesn’t give a thought to the things of God, while I am trying to live as God desires. Just doesn’t seem right!” How should you change your focus?
If you’re like most job seekers, sooner or later, you face the questions, “Am I really qualified?” or, “Are my skill sets in a totally different arena?” or “Do I even have a chance for this position?”
How do you look at the process of your job search? Is it something you must do on your own, or is it alright to look for help as you search?
Do you ever get the feeling (even in a job search) that you are caught in the western culture rat-race, stuck on the proverbial merry-go-round? You work five days a week, collapse in front of the tube most evenings, spend the weekend working around the house, shopping, occasional recreation, and worship at church on Sundays.
There are times in your life as in mine when we feel at the end of our resources. Things are out of control, life is full of confusion, the emotional pain (or physical) is overwhelming. Maybe this is your life while you are unemployed and afraid as you engage in a job search.
How can you view your job search with different eyes, so you can find a career that doesn’t feel mundane, and makes you want to get up Monday morning? Here are at least 3 possibilities.
Do you sometimes feel like you are different from everyone you know? Do you sometimes think you are completely out of step with those around you? Does it seem like you are viewing the world from a totally different perspective? That’s not bad, make your job search unique to you and stand out in a crowd.
God is a God of change. He wants you to change. He wants you to grow more to be like His Son. He wants you to see more of how He works in your day-to-day activities. He wants you to see how He works even through unemployment. See how that can happen for you.