Whose job are you doing?

An answer to questions regarding right placement in the work force might well include this statement by Mary Baker Eddy: "Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity" (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 70). Surely, as spiritual identity is individual and unique, so is activity. The activity of God's child is harmonious, ensured of success, and cannot be duplicated or replaced. This ideal, maintained in consciousness, can help anyone concerned with employment, and it benefits the job market for all.

Today, trends in employment in one country can be strongly influenced by the economies of other nations. The job markets in Mexico and Canada, for example, are impacted by what is happening in the United States. Other countries are similarly linked together by trade relationships. But we don't need to feel that such connections will harm us. The Bible tells us, "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Rom. 8:28). God's purpose has no taint of nationalism, and our unselfish prayers for right employment have worldwide influence.

How can you discover your true potential?
April 29, 1996

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