Although you may have recently lost your earthly job, you haven’t lost your God-given job. It’s natural to be struggling with the dynamics of losing your job. After all, there are the everyday realities of family, finances and altered relationships that act as constant reminders of your job status change.
However, there is another reality for believers that trumps any earthly job. God has an ongoing job for you regardless of your worldly job status. It’s a job that you are uniquely qualified to fill and one that provides immediate and eternal benefits.
Speaking to his chosen people, God said, “You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:9-10)
Our primary and permanent job on this earth is to be a servant of God our Creator. He has asked us to be his servant, not a role to be carried out in a subservient manner, but to be His representative to others on this earth. He also assures us that in carrying out His duties we do not need to be dismayed or fearful. He will strengthen us, will help us and uphold us with His right hand.
So, although you may be weighed down with the realities of your search for your next job on this earth, don’t forget your real job that is God-given just for you. Throughout each day along with diligently seeking out new “earthly” job opportunities, fulfill your servant role by:
- Sharing with others by your words and actions how God is of utmost importance in your life despite your current circumstances,
- Helping others with the struggles they are facing. Pitch in an help a neighbor with a project. Tutor a student. Visit a shut-in. Contribute your time to a community service project.
- Giving your time and talents to your local church or house of worship.
By carrying out these job “duties” of a servant, you are not only reflecting the love of Christ to others, you are also helping to maintain the needed balance between earthly and heavenly priorities.
Remember that God has chosen you and “not cast you away.” You have a job to do each and every day. Do not fear, but rejoice in the knowledge that you are upheld by the hand of God Himself.
By Keith Lundquist
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