By Gloria Copeland
God has a destiny for you to fulfill. He has specific things for you to do—people to encourage, the Gospel to share and divine purposes to achieve. He doesn’t want you stuck in a dead-end job or not enjoying the job He’s given you. If this is you, then it’s time to apply the principles of faith to your job.
The steps to applying faith to your job are same as they are for anything else. Here are five steps to get you started.
1. Submit Your Life to the Lord
If you haven’t yet submitted your life to the Lord and His plan for you, then do so now. You need to be part of the covenant He has made available through Jesus. It’s easy enough to do. Pray, “Lord, I give you my life—all of it. I know that I am lost without you. I believe Jesus is the son of God and I accept Him as my personal Lord and savior. Please forgive all my sin and accept me into your family. In the name of Jesus, Amen.” (Romans 6)
2. Begin Reading the Word in Faith with Your Job in Mind
Make Bible study and quiet time a daily discipline. If you need help getting started, here’s some tips. Set aside a designated time for your Bible study. It can be anytime in your day—morning, noon or night—whenever works best for you. Just make sure you set a time when you are alert. If you are not a morning person, then don’t schedule it as a 5:30 a.m. wake up call. If you are exhausted at the end of your day, don’t schedule your time in the Word right before bed at night. The only requirement is that you are in a frame of mind to learn from the Word and listen to the Holy Spirit.
Treat this time like you would any important appointment. Protect it and schedule other appointments around it. Through dedication and practice, you will develop a natural desire to do it.
3. Pray Over Your Job
Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself and His plan for your life. If the job you have is truly dead end, then pray in faith for your new position. If, instead, it just needs a Holy Ghost boost, then pray for the Lord to give you favor with your boss (or clients) and renew your passion for your job. (Philippians 4:6)
4. Join a Word-based Church
Find a church in your area that can teach you how to live a faith-filled life based on the Word of God. Visit KCM’s list of Partner churches to find one near you. (Matthew 18:20)
5. Develop a Support Group of Spirit-filled Friends
In addition to your church, visit KCM’s Partner Community to develop friendships with like-minded believers who can stand with you and encourage you as you stand for a new or improved job. (Proverbs 27:17)
6. Speak Words of Faith Over Your Job
Determine not to complain or speak words of doubt (the opposite of faith) over your job or job search. Instead, remain thankful that God is in control, that He is taking care of you and that His Holy Spirit is working on your behalf. (Ephesians 4:29)
7. Remain Patient until Your Job Situation is Resolved
Commit to remain in faith over your job. Continue to study the Word, pray for resolution and thank God for a good outcome. Whether your job improves or a new job comes your way, continue to thank God for His blessing and grace in your life. (Galatians 6:9)
God desires to use you to promote His kingdom, to be an ambassador for Him wherever you go. Put these steps into practice and watch as the Lord shows Himself faithful to you!
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