The right job

Prayer can be our most important help when job hunting.

People spend a lot of time and effort searching for the "right job." Some find it. Others remain dissatisfied.

Great emphasis is placed on resumes and experience, on achievements, even on past mistakes. But what about prayer? Is it legitimate to expect that turning to God will really help when we're trying to know what step to take in our careers? When we're looking for a new job or trying to upgrade the one we already have, we give information about our credentials as honestly as possible in our resumes. But we know that there are other points, perhaps including some of our best qualifications, that don't come across adequately in writing or even in an interview.

So isn't cherishing these qualifications prayerfully more important than resumes or interviews? We want to take the routine steps properly, of course, but in the final analysis priority should go to our prayerful realization that man is God's child, His spiritual expression, or reflection, and therefore includes every divine attribute—such as intelligence, harmony, strength—in infinite measure. We can claim these qualities as ours now and strive to live them faithfully.

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What is God the Father of?
January 4, 1988

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