In this blog you will find out how researching career areas will help you make confident decisions in your choice of career.
At some stage in our lives many of us may have considered a particular profession, only to pull away in another direction due to lack of confidence. Whilst it’s vital to be realistic about our options and to understand what really suits our natural ability, personality and circumstances, it’s equally important that we don’t allow a lack of confidence to dictate our next move.
‘Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.’
When God called Gideon to sort out Israel’s problems this reluctant hero needed a big confidence boost. To encourage him, God told Gideon (Judges 7 9-10) to go down to the enemy’s camp at night and spy on his foe before attacking them. There’s something about learning about your enemy (or the person or organisation you’re targeting) in advance that gives you a cutting edge in the competition stakes. It certainly worked for Gideon!
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This blog offers an invaluable guide on the steps to take before deciding on a career move.
When Nehemiah took on the task of rebuilding Jerusalem he faced overwhelming odds, but he finally completed his task in just over 50 days! This Old Testament leader displayed exactly the sort of gritty determination that we too should adopt if we are to maintain perspective and discover the next step in our career. Nehemiah 6:11 …‘Should a man like me run away?…I will not go!’ The reason why Nehemiah was not overcome by the opposition was because he approached his situation from both a spiritual and a practical standpoint, something that we’ve also got to do with our next career move:
- Firstly, he prayed a lot, trusting in God’s ability to fulfil His promises
- Secondly, Nehemiah did not wait for others to bail him out, but instead took many practical steps to ensure victory
If you are looking for work or a new career direction, here are nine questions that you should review before making your next career move. Don’t forget, God’s promise to you today is that regardless of the number in opposition, if you trust in Him for your job situation and take some practical steps, you will begin to see Him move on your behalf. After all, if God is for you, who can be against you?
Nine questions you need to ask yourself:
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So needing God’s guidance!
There are some people who just seem to know what they’re called to do from the very beginning. For example, even before conception my brother knew he would become a solicitor! He worked hard for everything he had, but there are other people, myself being one, who also work hard, but frequently struggle to discover their life’s calling.
It’s a big question: who wants to be stuck in a job or to live a life that we’re not suited to? The answer’s got to be nobody.
If you’re struggling to discover your life’s calling this (slightly longer-than-usual) blog will give you some excellent pointers to help you hear from God about your next move in life.
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In this blog, you will be given some reasons for why God appears to delay answering our prayers. As if we needed reminding – a lot of the time, God’s timing is not our own! Here’s why…
The bible (Proverbs 13:12) says that Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. As Christians what should our response be to those prayers for a career breakthrough, or for any other life issue, that appears to be falling on divine deaf ears? What should we do when God’s timetable turns out to be radically different to our own? It’s a GOOD question, and I hope the following will offer some excellent answers to what is a major challenge in so many lives.
God tells us in Psalm 75:2 that it is He who chooses the appointed time for everything in our lives, but it can take a gigantic release of faith for us to believe that God knows what He’s doing. To help us, nature provides some interesting insights into how well God plans things.
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This is the first of a series of blogs on God’s timing. It’s a subject that is relevant to each part of our lives – but one that has huge significance when entering into God’s promises surrounding our job situation and life calling.
With kind permission of Bev Shepherd from the LICC
we are all riding on a very fast train that is travelling down a predetemined track gathering speed as it goes and we have been on it for a long time many of us want to slow down some want to get off the train others are so used to the speed that they dont notice it the few who love the speed are the only ones who get their way most of us stare blankly out of the window barely seeing the world flying by and feeling helpless writes David Kundtzin Stopping (punctuation removed)
Just as punctuation helps us make sense of what we read, so the pauses, still points and full stops of our lives help us live meaningfully. Without them we can find it difficult to connect with God, others and our own self. Yet, being still challenges our sense of worth in a society (and church?) that values activity.
In this blog you will see God expects us to step out and up into the leadership roles He has prepared for our next career move.
Have you reached a stage in your career where you think that you should be considering a leadership role, or even taking on a senior management position? If this resonates with you, then why not check out this article? God needs His people in positions of authority where they work, so could this be your time?
What does excellent leadership look like? It’s a good question to ask because we live in a world where leadership models often fall way short of our expectations. The bible tells us:
Proverbs 11:14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
Here’s something to encourage you…
In this article you will discover how assessing and reviewing our skills will give you an understanding of your next career move
When I lost my job I was initially full of confidence in my ability to find work. But, after the weeks turned to months of signing-on at the Job Centre (where I had previously worked as a careers adviser!), I began to believe that I had nothing of any value to offer my next employer, and this was the reason why I was still out of work.
I want to encourage those of you who have reached the end of your tether and have started to believe that you have become unemployable. This is not true – but it can sure feel like it!
The good news is that despite all evidence to the contrary, God does have a plan and a purpose for your life that involves you using the God-given skills and abilities that He placed in you.
Our skills point the way
One way to regard our innate skills is to view them as a compass – they point in the direction that we’re called to labour.