The Words of a Bondman

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What the HECK am I doing???!!!

Is anyone out there unsure of why you’re doing what you’re doing? Are you frustrated professionally, sick of your job, but unsure about what your supposed to be doing? If so you are in a boat with a lot of folks. I know that there is a large number of people who are tired of doing what they’re doing, but haven’t the faintest idea on how to get out. So I’m going to offer five (5) steps to get out of your professional and possibly spiritual ruts:

  1. Prayer. The first thing that we have to do in order to get out of any issue or find a solution to any problem is to consult God. If you don’t have a relationship with God and you want one, feel free to email me at otis@wordoffaithcm.org and we can start a dialogue on salvation.
  2. Assessment. After you have repented of any “stuff” and The Lord has shown you that you should be, I don’t know, painting for a living instead of trying to work with kids, then you need to do an interest/career assessment (a simple google search will show several good ones) to find out where your strengths are. Anyone trying to function either professionally or spiritually in a capacity that their not gifted and called to do is wasting their time and usually someone else’s also. 
  3. Education/Training. The common miss-conception is that you have to have a college degree to make a good living. This isn’t entirely true. Depending on what it is your passionate about doing for a living, you may only need certification or vocational training. What ever it is you should research the career field and determine what level of education you need.
  4. Diligence. OK, you know your destiny, you have done an assessment, you’ve received your credentials and now your ready to start looking. The most important thing needed to find employment is diligence. Look at the ant and think about how it does stuff…
  5. Take the leap of faith. It’s hard to leave what seems comfortable to us. But once you’ve made the determination that you’re going to do God’s will for your life, you only have two choices: do it, or don’t! I hope you decide to do it because there are so many benefits to being in His will (which we’ll discuss in another post)…

Once you step out and you start your new “thing” be prepared for difficulties, and trying moments. These things must come in order to prepare you for where God wants you. Just remember that God allows us to be tried in order to thoroughly purify us like gold, and he’ll never put more on you than you can bare. Let me know where you are, let’s start a dialogue…

September 25, 2007 Posted by | Career Development | Leave a comment