Have Faith In The Future of Your Job Search
“However, as it is written:
‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived’ the things
God has prepared for those who love him.”
I Corinthians 2:9
As you are entrenched in your job search, what do you see as you look at the future? What vision do you capture of the days, weeks, and months ahead? Do you see more disappointment, failure, and fatigue? Or have you truly caught the vision that God is working on your behalf and He’s not finished yet.
This story will give you a whole new perspective on considering what God is doing. The hope it portrays has great implications for you in your search as well.
Compare your job search to keeping your fork…
A woman had been diagnosed with cancer and was given three months to live. Her doctor told her to make preparations to die, so she contacted her pastor and told him how she wanted things arranged for her funeral service—which songs she wanted to have sung, what Scripture should be read, what words should be spoken—and that she wanted to be buried with her favorite Bible.
But before he left, she called out to him, “One more thing.”
“What?” the pastor asked.
“This is important. I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.”
The pastor did not know what to say. No one had ever made such a request before. So she explained. “In all my years going to church functions, whenever food was involved, my favorite part was when whoever was cleaning up the dishes from the main course would lean over and say, ‘You can keep your fork.’
“It was my favorite part because I knew that it meant something great was coming. It wasn’t Jell-O, it was something with substance—cake or pie—biblical food.
“So I just want people to see me there in my casket with a fork in my hand, and I want them to wonder, What’s with the fork? Then I want you to tell them. Something better is coming. Keep your fork.” (John Ortberg, If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat (Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan, 2001, pages 169, 170)
Keep faith in the future of your job search, it would be sweet…
So “keep your fork,” the best is yet to come. You may even be surprised at what God has in store. And you don’t have to wait until you die to see it happen. He is working on your behalf right now, and the future may just be tomorrow. Keep your hope alive. Keep your faith alive. And keep your fork.
Dear Father of vision, forgive my lack of faith and my self-inspired doubts. Help me to catch your vision for my future.
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