Psalms 37:37 “For the person of peace will have a posterity – a legacy.” Purpose in life. We all want to be known for making a difference in someone’s life, in our world, and in our community. In the darkest of nights we wonder if what we do makes a difference to the God of … Continue reading Leave a legacy
Psalms 37:34 “Wait for the Lord and keep His way and He will exalt you to inherit the land.” Unemployment is an exercise in waiting and disappointment. It is hard to prepare for the interview, be “up” and positive, and then wait for an undetermined time. When the ‘no’ comes, I question what I did … Continue reading Encourage the Unemployed
“Thou has given her ‘her’ heart’s desire and Thou has not withheld the request of ‘her’ lips.” Paraphrase Psalm 21:2 “And He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4 What does it mean to have desire? Appetite, wants, wishes, cravings? A deep longing that is placed in your heart? Wishes for … Continue reading Heart’s Desire
I Kings 17:1 “Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to King Aha, ‘As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years except by my word.” Do you write notes in your Bible? I document my life … Continue reading Enter into the Desert
What is the one thing you want more than anything when you are unemployed? A job. More than God, more than the Lord, you want a job. You want security. You want to be wanted and needed. You want to not worry about paying your bills. And yet David said to God, “One thing I … Continue reading The One Thing…
Psalms 26:2-3 “Examine me, O Lord and try me, Test my mind and my heart. For Thy lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Thy truth.” Desperate. When you are working your time is spent on work thoughts for 8-12 hours per day. When you are unemployed your time is spent on … Continue reading Desperate for what…
Six days or six months or six years. Being underemployed or unemployed drains our soul. We are created to be “his workmanship.” To do work that is meaningful and brings you not only financial rewards but uses your skills is a thing of delight. Many people never experience the joy of fitting their goals and … Continue reading What doyou need?
Isaiah 51:3 “Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion (put in your name): He will comfort all her waste places and her wilderness He will make like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord . Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and sound of a melody.” NAS Waste versus productivity. … Continue reading For those who are unemployed…
” That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1: 9 My friend always likes me to take her to “new” places to hike. We explored Horsethief Park and Falls path on our … Continue reading Explore Newness
Be kind. Give young people a chance. Mentor. Take the time to listen and give advice when asked. Take their young energy and ideas. Implement what ideas you can. Teach them why you can’t implement all their ideas. Treat them with respect. Acknowledge their contributions. The last few weeks of unemployment, I have reached out … Continue reading What goes up?