Healing job-hunting disappointment

You've had a job interview and you think all went well. But you didn't get the job. And maybe the company didn't even give you the courtesy of a letter or a telephone call when someone else was hired. Not being notified when a job is filled is just one of the annoyances that can beset someone looking for employment. When the job advice column in a big city newspaper ran a letter objecting to this practice, it received more letters with the same complaint.

What can you do if you feel you have been treated like a second-class citizen when looking for a job? You could complain, but that may do more harm than good. Better than complaining is the prayer that helps you see both yourself and your prospective employer as spiritual ideas of God, reflecting His goodness, justice, and mercy.

When one is looking for a job, it helps to know that the one Mind, God, is governing all concerned. God is not at war with His ideas, His offspring, and His ideas are not at war with each other. God is the one and only creator; He is omnipotent and all-encompassing. He has no unemployed or underemployed ideas. Neither does He have any second-class ideas. The man of His making is not the child of rejection or misfortune but is always employed in the service of his Maker.

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A higher view of employment
October 23, 1995

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