Whether we’ve landed a position that matches our talents to a T, or we’ve picked up several part-time jobs to help us stay afloat during our job searches, we should always seek God’s guidance.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 commands us to pray continually. Although we should communicate with God on a regular basis, whether in good times or difficult, we need to pray to Him during job application season.
Pray that God places us in a position where we can share the Gospel with our co-workers
Pray that God puts us in a job that best fits His will for our lives
Ask that God takes into consideration that talents and abilities He has given us
Ask, when job interview opportunities arrive, that God will give us the wisdom for how to answer the interview questions
Seek His guidance as to which positions to apply for
Ask for gratitude and peace during the periods of limbo, transition, unemployment, or in positions that are less-than-ideal
In addition to prayer, regularly engaging in Scripture every day can help Christians feels a sense of peace during this volatile period of life.
Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a recent graduate of Taylor University's professional writing program. More than 300 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer's Digest to Keys for Kids. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column "Hope's Hacks," tips and tricks to avoid writer's block, reaches 2,700+ readers weekly and is featured monthly on Cyle Young's blog, which receives 63,000+ monthly hits. Her modern-day Daniel, “Blaze,” (Illuminate YA) comes out June 3, and is up for preorder now. Find out more about her here.
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