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Job search God's way

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                                            Sunset Sky by Anna Cervova

More than 35,000 people are seeking jobs in North Central Florida. Maybe you're one of them. Q) Who provides jobs, the government or business? The Bible has a different answer (Deut. 8:18, Deut. 30:8-9, Joshua 1:8).

From the time of creation, God set six days to work and one day to rest. You may now have a five-day work week, but you'll likely find you use the sixth day for your activities and work. You can still use the seventh day for rest and worship, whether you count it Sunday or Saturday.

Think of it, in the realm of divine importance, God ranks the ratio of work to rest, 6:1. He obviously wants you to accomplish something with your life. Also, in return for this work, God's blessing supplies your provision. “Tit for tat.” Let's go one step further. If your work does not return your provision, then it's not likely valid work (Exodus 23:12). It's more a volunteer contribution. Thank you.

How much is God interested in the provision of his servants? Faith brings an unusual understanding of God's tremendous care. He provides for his beloved even as they sleep (Psalm 127:2).

So look to God's blessing to find a job. He is your real provider. Serving God brings his blessing; rebellion blocks his blessing (Mark 12:30).

In work, business, or job seeking, careful planning is necessary (Proverbs 21:5). Lip service to what you need and what you want, will not bring success to you in the materialistic world nor in God's realm (Proverbs 14:23).

First, finish your education; second, find your job; third, get married; and fourth, have children – and in that order!”

This is straight talk from an American military diplomat I knew serving overseas. There is an order to establishing your life, and there is an order to job searching you will learn (Proverbs 24:27).

Avoid following foolish endeavors to work or business that cannot bring you provision. There are many “pie-in-the-sky” and “too-good-to-be-true” pursuits that are designed to deceive you. Pass them by and keep on looking (Proverbs 28:19).

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on you own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJ).

No matter how impossible the economy, the blessing of God can bring you work as you learn to walk with him. Meet the God of the impossible.


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