Five spiritual lessons about employment

I lost my job about five years ago, just before Christmas. It seemed about the worst thing that could happen at that time. Family funds were very low, my prospects seemed dreary, and our housing had depended on my employment with the company.

The initial temptation was to take the usual steps and blast résumés everywhere, even randomly, hoping to get a response. As I thought about it, though, I realized that would be an act of fear and mistrust, based on the worry that God would not be taking care of me. Instead, I turned from this worldly outlook and prayed to be guided in my search for a new position.

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