God’s great plan for your life. A how-to-find-out guide

Radio telescopesThis blog will offer some practical and spiritual ways to discover God’s calling for your life

Astronomy can teach us a lot about how we can ‘tune’ ourselves into to God – so we can hear Him talk to us.

God’s revelation is like the light spectrum. We can see visible light with our eyes, and a prism will break white light into its constituent spectral colours – of the rainbow. However, visible light represents just a minute portion of what is out there, and to detect the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum, you need specialist tools.

Many of us restrict ourselves to just the ‘visible light’ portion of God’s revelation, without realising that God can chose to speak to us, for example about our career direction, in any number of ways or ‘frequencies’. This blog gives some suggestions to help you detect the ‘beyond-visible -light’ portion of God’s revelation spectrum!

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Knowledge – the foundation of every confident career related decision!


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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Nine questions that will help guide your career or calling

Nine steps to career developmentThis 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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God’s plan for your life – A how-to-find-out guide

God's plan for your lifeSo 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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Trusting God’s Clock – Part 2

Pine coneIn 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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Trusting God’s Clock – Part 1

God's timingThis 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.

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Are you ready for leadership?

Are you ready for leadershipIn 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…

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