How Are Your Job Search Plans Coming?
“Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.”
A successful job search requires good planning…a good plan utilizes good advisors…good advisors require a special type of person.
The life of the believer as portrayed in the New Testament is one of relationships. The Christian life is not one of isolation or independence, but of community and dependence. It uses such phrases and terms as the body, one another, fellowship and others to relate this.
The source of the right counsellors…
It makes perfect sense in this context, then, for God to provide direction through counsellors. Since we are all about relationships, a counselling relationship is a perfect vehicle for Him to provide direction for you in your job search.
But these counsellors are not necessarily the book-an-appointment and come-to-my office type of counsellors. Rather, they could be in your Bible study, Sunday school class, fellowship group, or someone you minister with. God will give you direction through them as you enlist their help.
How can you find your best advisors?
Here is a list of the types of people to look for when you are looking for counsellors, and remember it’s multiple, not just one or two:
- The wise (Luke 16:8), those knowledgeable in the question you are exploring
- Diverse ages (I Kings 12), those in varied age categories, especially from your own , bring a different perspective
- Natural parents (Proverbs 15), are always willing to give advice
- Spiritual mentors/parents (I Thessalonians 2), have an interest in your growth
- The antagonist (II Samuel 12.), those people you typically clash with and think differently than you do.
- Spiritual leaders (Acts 16) they are called to give an account for you.
- Christian friends (Hebrews 10:25) who have your very best at heart.
How many of these do you go to for answers? God may have some insight for you as you branch out.
Heavenly Counsellor, Your daily presence is so affirming. Guide me to those you can use to help me hear Your voice and see Your direction.
If you would like to explore working with a Christian centered Career Coach, Contact me for a no-obligation 60-90 minute job search consultation with America’s Job Searching Coach, or text me at 425-220-0707 and we can discuss your situation, your résumé, what you would like to achieve, and structure your job search to fit your uniqueness.
I am also available to speak to groups.