3 Tips to Stay Encouraged When You’re Unemployed

3.     Trust the Struggle

Things never just happen. What may seem like a surprise to us is never a surprise to God. Instead of asking God “Why?” I should have been asking Him “What?”

What is it that you want me to do? What do you want me to learn?

What do you want me to see that I could not have seen before?

God never makes mistakes (no matter how much we try to second guess our circumstances).

If you find yourself unemployed, please know that God will take care of you. You are being prepared for the next stage in your life so allow God to shift your focus. Maybe it is time to start that business, go back to school, or anything else you have put off due to the excuse of full-time employment.

Being unemployed is undoubtedly a fearful experience, but it is not the end of the road.

Although you may question your talents and gifts during periods of uncertainty,

although you may feel inadequate or less than remember the words of Luke 12:25-26 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

This situation you are in is temporary, have faith as you transition to the next level, and use this time to grow and reflect. Trust your brilliance, trust your struggle, and, most importantly, trust God.

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Written by Morgan Venzant

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Lauren

Thanks for writing this! I thought the same: I have a degree and work experience – employers will blow my phone up. Weeks into searching, not a word. I reevaluated wanting to work since clearly this was God putting a stop to my plans. I have since put my focus into writing and have had God confirm this new direction. He was just gently redirecting me to where I was needed.

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