“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

How many jobs have you had in the past ten years? Why have you changed jobs so often? What do you do for fun? What types of community service have you performed? Describe your weaknesses. Tell me about your strengths. What makes you think you would be the best candidate for this position?

If you were interviewing yourself for a job, would you hire yourself? I’m not sure I would last five minutes in that type of interview. Many people have become “professional” job seekers. As such, they’ve mastered the interviewing process and the art of making a good first impression. Even so, some still doubt themselves and question whether they are the right “fit” for the job.

We often seem to forget an important biblical truth – God’s plan is always better than our plan. He’s more concerned about where we are going than where we have been. God has provided each of us with unique experiences, and He’s allowed us to develop specific skills that have prepared us for where we are today and where we are going in the future. God clearly knows what He is doing!

As disciples of Christ, the command we have been given is quite simple: “Follow Me” (Mark 10:21). In order to follow His lead, it may be helpful to focus on His goodness, His faithfulness, His promise to complete that which He has begun in each of us, and His gracious invitation to include us in His work.

Try not to be discouraged about a “weak” resume. If you are following Christ’s plan for your life, it doesn’t matter what’s written in it – it only matters what’s written on your heart. You are exactly where God wants you to be at precisely the right time. You can count on His promises to “prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. After all, He is ultimately the best “employer” you could ever have!

Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!


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2 Comments on “WHAT’S ON YOUR RESUME?”

  1. Daniel Undem Says:

    Great post and reminder. God Bless.


  2. Lyn Leahz Says:

    Good one! I love the way you used the whole “job” scenerio! Thanks! God bless!


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