If your job search is feeling more and more like a roller coaster, but not as fun, and all you really want to do is get off…consider the lessons you can learn from Elijah’s life:
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A job search should be dramatically different for those in the faith as compared to those outside it. A job search can be a true faith-inspiring, growth-producing adventure with God.
If you’re looking for a new job, how do you know which is the right job to pursue? Where do you look for inspiration and direction? Maybe it isn’t so much where you search, but how you search that will make the difference. Is your thinking on right?
You should not do your job search alone. You can be independent, but not a loner. You need others to review your résumé, to provide job leads, to offer advice, to be referrals. A job search is indeed a group effort.
How is your job search similar to Joseph as he waited to be released from prison by Pharoah? Where was his faith? Where is yours? Do you know what’s going on behind the scenes?
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. You can join with him to see what he has in-store for you.
Does your life feel like you are caught in a downward spiral that seemingly has no end? You lost your job. No opportunities have panned out. Finances are getting low. You’re behind on some bills. There’s stress and tension at home. Your prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling.
The pain of losing a job is real. The pain of an on-going job search is just as real.
Researchers tell us that a job loss is one of the top 10 stressors you can face. The pain is not abnormal, it’s common. Like any pain, it needs to be managed.
Whom should you be seeking counsel from in your job search?
“Lean not to your own understanding.”