Where Do You Begin to Find the Right Job?
“Afterward Jesus appeared
again to his disciples…
‘I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them,
and they said, “We’ll go with you.’ ”
Where do you fit in?
- You’ve been laid off.
- Maybe you’re still working, and you’re not sure you want to continue doing what you’ve been doing in your job.
- You’re not sure what direction you should take.
- You’re no longer finding fulfillment in your work, but not sure what else you could do.
- You’re finding your job and its work boring and tedious.
Where do you go? How do you start? What do you do?
These are feelings the disciples must also have felt. Their dream had died, their Master had been killed, their hope had been squashed. And even after seeing Him resurrected, they didn’t quite get it.
Feelings of this nature can be quite upsetting, because they leave you on an unsure footing. You may not feel you can move ahead because you may be moving in the wrong direction.
You’re not alone in your concerns.
Even the twelve apostles felt something very similar. They had walked with Christ for three years. They had traveled, eaten, slept, and ministered together. Then Christ was put to death, as He said He would be, and what did the disciples do?
They must have thought, “Well, that was good while it lasted.” “I guess the dream is dead.” “What do I do now?”
So what do you do when you don’t know which way to go?
Consider these ideas:
- Breathe in new life: Rekindle your relationship with Christ through worship, devotions, prayer, and meditation. Get a new view of who Christ is and His love and purpose for you.
- Look at yourself: Take a new look at your skills, abilities, strengths, weaknesses, gifts, and talents – all God has given you, and how He has made you. Some personal assessments can help you do this. A job searching coach may be a good resource to focus your efforts.
- Look at your work: Examine the work you have been doing in light of your personal assessment and see if it uses your greatest assets. If it does, maybe you just need to find a new employer that will encourage you to invest what you have. If it doesn’t, you need to find those types of positions that will. Again, a job searching coach can help you locate those types of positions.
You are a unique creation, and you will find your greatest fulfillment and purpose when you are doing what you were designed to do, and when you are who you are and making a contribution to others.
Heavenly Designer, I am your unique design. Help me see your direction to the place where I can make the greatest contribution by being me.
If you would like to explore working with a Christian centered Career Coach, Contact me for a no-obligation consultation and we can discuss your situation, what you would like to achieve, and structure your job search to fit your uniqueness.