Post-college Drift?

If you're young, are looking for a job, and don't seem to have any easily marketable skills or training, the job market may not be a pleasant place to find yourself. But opportunity exists now. No mortal circumstance can keep our usefulness hidden as we come to realize that God's purpose for man unfolds continually and that each of His ideas is unique and indispensable in His infinite plan. Of more importance than the number of job interviews you go to is your spiritual readiness and receptivity.

Christian Science teaches our employment is not dependent on chance, luck, contacts, or willpower. In the divine economy, in the flawlessly governed creation of Spirit, man is always fully employed, and each of us can prove this. Mind, God, could never create an idea not currently useful. There is never an unfilled position in His spiritual universe, a void without an idea to fill it.

Are you concerned that overspecialized training may be a hindrance to you in finding work that utilizes your skills? In all of God's creation there is no overqualification, no lack of training, no obsolescence. Each of God's ideas reflects the divine purpose in a special, needed, indispensable way. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.... And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." I Cor. 12:4,6;

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