Getting a job isn't always easy, and sometimes neither is keeping it. How do goals, education, rest, and common sense help in the job market?
Day One: Setting Goals
The Bible offers a balanced approach to setting goals that includes making plans yet doing so with wisdom and humility. Jesus' illustration of building a tower implies that it is a good thing to have set goals...
Day Two: Motivation
Motivation is defined as "that which moves one toward an action; that which changes, provokes, or impels our very being." The Bible has a great deal to say about motivation. The motivation of Christians is supposed to be exactly the opposite of what motivates unbelievers...
Day Three: Motives
The Bible has a lot to say about our motives. A motive is the underlying reason for any action. Proverbs 16:2 says, "All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD." Because the human heart is very deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9), we can easily fool ourselves about our own motives...
Day Four: Rest & Relaxation
"Rest" is defined as "peace, ease or refreshment." "Relax" means "to become loose or less firm, to have a milder manner, to be less stiff." The Bible speaks quite highly of rest. It is a repeated theme throughout Scripture, beginning with the creation week...
For more, see "Responsibility: The Easy Burden"
Day Five: Common Sense
Common sense is sound judgment in practical matters. In Proverbs 8:5 some translations speak of the need to develop "common sense," which other translations simply call "prudence" or "discretion." Biblically, common sense can be thought of as a combination of wisdom and discretion...
Day Six: Education
Solomon wrote, "Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body" (Ecclesiastes 12:12). Any student who has pulled an all-nighter, crammed for a test, memorized an equation, or pored over a textbook can verify the truth of that statement...
For more, see "What is the Purpose of College?"
Day Seven: Job Market
What's important to recognize in the midst of situations that seem impossible—like finding a good job—is that, when we surrender the problem to God's control, it automatically enters the realm of the possible, because with God all things are possible...
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