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Are you limiting yourself?

"As I stood at the kitchen sink I heard this thought within my consciousness: 'But you've never been out of God's employment.' "

AFTER STAYING AT HOME and being a full-time wife and mother for fifteen years, I decided that I would like to return to the workplace full time.

I was a qualified teacher, and during those fifteen years had taught piano pupils and been busy with church and charity work, but I had been out of the workplace and had very little teaching experience on my CV (curriculumvitae or resume). In addition, I heard on the television that there were 38,000 teachers unemployed in England and Wales, and graduating students were having difficulty finding jobs. I applied for seven jobs but didn't even get an interview. I contributed to this discouraging situation by telling myself that my teaching methods were probably out of date, too.

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