Can Adjusting Your Focus Make a Difference in Your Job Search?
“I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”
David relates his feeling of depression in Psalms 73. From his observation, non-believers were prospering even though they were doing wrong, while he was suffering even though he was doing right.
Does that sound familiar?
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!”
We all feel similar thoughts from time to time. Others seem to get all the breaks;
- new jobs or promotions
- unexpected tax refunds
- unexpected inheritances
- kids doing well in school
- their grass is always greener (okay, maybe only metaphorically).
- We struggle along. Our kids struggle along. No breaks for us!
David had one an “Aha” moments, and wrote,
When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God.” (vs 16,17)
How to put all things in perspective…
David realized that focusing on God, who He is and what He is about, puts all the rest in perspective. He realized that the prosperity of unbelievers is a temporary thing. It is short-lived, and is delusional thinking on their part.
The question you must answer then is, “what can I do on a regular basis to be consistently challenged to consider God’s perspective, to think His thoughts, to know His works?” Try these:
- Worship: It’s important that you are a part of a worshiping community where you focus on Him and hear His word taught. Be sure you are part of one that does these.
- Small group: Being part of a small discussion group enables you to hear how others wrestle with applying God’s thoughts to their lives.
- Meditation: This spiritual discipline, with the Bible as the focus, will change your thoughts to be more of God’s thoughts.
- Reading: Authors focused on interpreting life’s events, contemporary issues, or practical problems from God’s perspective can give you much to think about.
- Devotions: A personal quiet time gives you a mini-retreat daily to focus on things beyond the daily questions and struggles, and simply spend time with your Heavenly Father.
How are you doing in attaining more of God’s perspective? Living purposefully without becoming hog-tied by life makes it a necessity.
Visionary Father, help me to be able to see life from Your perspective and live above the mundane daily events that can drag us down to less than a heavenly existence.
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