How Can the Scriptures Help With Your Job Search?
“All Scripture is God-breathed
and is useful for teaching, rebuking,
correcting and training in righteousness.”
II Tim. 3:16
“Can I really depend on God to give direction for my job search through the Scriptures? After all, it was not written to me or to a contemporary culture.”
The short answer is yes. God does provide direction, but possibly not the specific direction you are seeking. In your job search, if you are asking about a specific opening, or a specific organization, or a specific field you won’t find those kinds of answers.
The questions that lead to the answers you need…
Instead, what you will find are more questions to ask yourself that have to do with your inner character and restrictions. Questions like:
- Does this job fit with the way God made you?
- Are you looking at this position out of desperation?
- Are you considering this job simply because of the salary?
- Will this organization enable you to apply your Christian values and integrity without compromise?
- Is this field consistent with a Christian witness?
These, and other, questions cannot be answered by a more thorough study, but by more by consistent, frequent, and varied intake of the Word.
Ever Changing Meaning of the Scriptures
What a passage says to you this week may be something entirely different next week. What a pastor’s sermon says to you this Sunday, may say something entirely different three weeks from now. How you apply a specific passage to your life and job search today may be very different in only a few days.
So you need a steady diet. Are you getting a steady, healthy serving of the Scriptures so that God may speak to you through them? What might you need to do to increase your servings of Scripture?
God wants to direct, but you need to be in a place to receive that direction.
Holy Guide, You so passionately love me. Help me to have a regular diet of Scriptures that I may hear your thoughts, and read your mind.
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