How Can You Make Your Job Search An Adventure?
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.”
When was the last time you had a full life, a real adventure? If you’re anything like Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit movie series, you shy away from adventure because it embodies the unknown, risks, and surprises. Yet that’s precisely the life God calls us to when we join the Christian band.
Let’s put that initial question another way. Have you ever looked at your job search as an adventure? It’s quite possible you would have to respond, “Yeah, right!” As in all of life, God desires that your job search be part of life’s adventure.
I was reminded just yesterday that a big part of an adventure is the element of surprise. When you’re a kid life is full of surprises. Easter’s a surprise when trying to find your basket and those pesky eggs. Christmas is a surprise as you try and guess what those presents contain. Your birthday’s a surprise, as is losing a tooth, a visit to Grandma, and many others. Then you grow up and life loses that element of surprise and takes on a “been there, done that” kind of tedium. Yet, God wants to surprise you with what He does through you.
Life can still be full of surprises!
Your job search can present you with surprises, but your compass must be set for adventure to catch them. The adventure is going to happen, and you are going to be part of it; the question is will you see it as an adventure or tedium.
“What’s the difference?” you ask. When you begin to look at life as an adventure, the daily occurrences take on a different role in the bigger picture of what God is doing, how it is being accomplished, and who is participating. When you have this perspective any crisis, problem, question becomes an opportunity to participate with God. When you see life as tedious, each day and the activities that take place on any given day are seen as the main act. When this is your perspective, there is a whole list of things you want to miss, avoid, or get out of as quickly as possible.
How do you begin?
You make the transition by asking yourself what’s really most important? Is the crisis, problem, or question most important? Or is it more important how you face each crisis, problem, or question; how you can live on a plane above those?
Whatever crisis you are facing, problem that is a barrier to your progress, painful relationship you are experiencing, God wants you to be able to see them as an adventure and participate with Him in resolving them.
Get on board. Experience the adventure!
Dear Adventure Guide, I am more of a tedium type of person, but want to see life as an adventure with You. Help me gain that perspective.
If you are interested in working with a Job Searching Coach, Contact me, I would love to join you in your adventure!