Finding our God-given employment

Working in the field of human resources for over ten years, I had many occasions to prove that each of us is God’s idea, or image, and as such we are complete, expressing the infinite spiritual capacities and qualities of God. Because we are “God’s masterpieces,” so to speak—expressing His own perfection—we’re able to develop and employ our individual, spiritually based talents and abilities. Just as with Daniel, who survived even Nebuchadnezzar’s den of lions, God has endowed each of us with “an excellent spirit” as well, has formed us “to do of his good pleasure” in order to fulfill His purpose (Daniel 6:16; Philippians 2:13). To me, the idea of employment is summed up in Christ Jesus’ statement: “Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49).

God’s ideas are not subject to a fluctuating or variable economy. The only reality is the divine economy which is governed by God, whose law harmonizes and corrects every imbalance.

We can take comfort that we don’t have to struggle to find our place in a right career. As Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, tells us, God alone “guides every event of our careers” (Unity of Good, pp. 3–4). We can trust that no one else can fill our divinely established place or purpose and that there is no lack of opportunity to employ the talents God has bestowed. God knows no under-qualified candidates either. Each one is divinely qualified to fill the position that God has already prepared for us; as Christ Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). 

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