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Let God guide your career path
First appeared as a Web Original on June 25, 2020
“I’m firing off a load of applications and just hoping that one of them sticks somewhere,” a friend told me recently. He went on to explain how uncertain, insecure, and grim he felt the job market to be—with more and more highly qualified people chasing fewer opportunities, the odds are stacked intimidatingly against the job seeker.
I was glad to be able to share with this man a different perspective—one grounded in my own experience. I told him that my study of Christian Science has had a profound and positive impact on my career.
As a young man, I had been out of work for about nine months after resigning from a small business where my co-director and I were no longer seeing eye to eye on some important issues. I had tried to start up a couple of new initiatives, but they had not succeeded. The economy was in recession; I felt my optimism draining away and my career expectations collapsing. My applications for various jobs were producing nothing. It was depressing.
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