Unemployment and Realizing Our Gifts
“All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.” – Alexis Carrel (French surgeon)
We have the chance to do something we would not normally have the time to do when we are unemployed. We have an opportunity to reflect critically on our job during this time. When we lose our jobs, updating our resume is the first thing we consider or are advised to do. Although this is crucial, the most essential thing is to take into account our strengths and the things that make us happy at work. Too often, many of us are working but not enjoying it because our jobs do not match our gifts.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10
Three factors that are significant for our job hunt can be inferred from below.
- To begin with place, the Bible says “use whatever gift you have received.” God commands us to use our gifts, and that may entail looking for a profession that allows us to use our gifts daily rather than just occasionally or sporadically. The degree of joy and excitement brought by our gift, though, is what makes it different from being able to do something voluntarily and being able to use it. In our haste to get a job and start making money, we frequently disregard this aspect of the job hunt. Henceforth, let us spend some time finding out what our loved ones, relatives, and old coworkers think are our gifts. Let us try to list those gifts, and as we think about seeking employment, we should think about if the positions will allow us to use the gifts we have listed. Why consider the job if we will not be able to use our gifts? Only when we appreciate what we do will we be able to generate high-quality work.
- Furthermore, the Bible instructs us to “serve others” using whatever gift we have received. This implies that by utilizing our gifts, however, they may be, we will be assisting others. Using our gifts, for instance, will improve the team we work with at work since we appreciate what we do and give it our all. Additionally, when our gifts are put to good use and we deliver excellent results in both productivity and customer service, those we serve, our customers, will also benefit.
- The last portion of 1 Peter 4:10 states that we should use whatever gift we have received to serve others as “faithful stewards.” We can take good care of our gifts as one of our obligations as faithful stewards. Given that it is considered that everything we do not make time for is something we do not value, we cannot be faithful stewards by ignoring or hiding a gift.
God desires us to take pleasure in our careers. No matter how much money we will make, on our own journeys, we should search for careers that allow us to use our gifts because when we enjoy what we do, our mental sanity will be in control, which is equally vital. Since we never feel like we have enough of it, money can never truly satisfy us in the long run. However, when we are using our gifts to benefit others, we will experience a great delight.
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