According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of faith is a firm belief in something for which there is no proof. Faith seems easy to believe in, but when it comes to things that are out of our control, such as job searching, it is easy to not trust in faith to guide you to where you need to go. Faith is actually simple and important and is best practiced through training your body for action and your heart for belief.
Act of Faith
An act of faith is actively changing your current situation while also trusting God to take care of you. Acts of faith contribute to strengthening your faith. Say a verbal prayer before job searching. This is a moment of connection with God that lets Him know you are wanting help with your job search. Spending time searching for jobs online or applying in person shows you are serious. God helps those who proactively seek out what they want. This is just another leap of faith that tells God you are ready for what he has in store for you.
Actions Are Part of Faith
Actions are part of faith in a way that is unexplainable. It is important to take action when you are job searching or waiting for an answer about a job. One powerful action is to apply to as many places as possible and to go through with whatever requirements jobs may have you go through. For example many businesses include tests or assessments as part of their hiring process. Some of them are as simple as good company fit, but others are about aptitudes and your emotional intelligence. It may seem like a frustrating hurdle to jump over, but your dedication and commitment to endure will not only show your potential employers who are serious, but it will also show God that you’re really trying. Other ways to take action through faith in your job search could include studying, researching, and gaining experience for your desired job. By following this process and doing your homework, you are saying you are willing to receive the job with open arms.
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In addition to the action process, speak your desired identity/profession into existence. Not only is this practice essential to faith in your job searching, but it is also a confidence booster and quite empowering. The most acclaimed scientists or engineers didn’t just sit around and wait for a job to appear, nor did they keep to themselves what they wanted to be. They worked hard, did their research, and uttered their identity into the ear of their Lord.
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It is easy to acknowledge that faith can play a part in finding a job, but believing that faith WILL help you find a job is another thing. First, you need to believe that faith will lead you to a wonderful job and that you will get that job. Secondly, you need to believe in yourself and your capabilities. Confidence in yourself will boost your positivity and keep you in check with your faith. Thirdly, you need to believe that once you have done everything in your power to get a job, everything will work out for the better. Leave the rest up to God, and He will reward you for your faith.
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Faith is a tricky subject when it comes to job searching, and it’s not an easy thing to wrap your mind around. But if you learn to put your mind and body to hard work, and your heart to faith, there is hardly anything that can stand against that. Learn what place God wants you to be in, and what work you should do to further his plan. Take action, and stay positive in yourself and your faith, and you will be amazed at the opportunities that open themselves up to you.