Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Job Hunting Taking a Spiritual Look at Events and Issues of Special Interest to Young People

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Job Hunting Taking a Spiritual Look at Events and Issues of Special Interest to Young People

Article excerpt

Are you looking for work and not coming up with anything? Maybe you have a job but it isn't satisfying.

There is a solution for both situations. It is a spiritual one. In other words, it lies beyond what we see with our eyes, in what God is revealing to our hearts. The book of Psalms in the Bible says, "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits" (68:19). This is a statement of spiritual law that is true and that governs your life. Christ Jesus, the founder of Christianity, constantly showed people the good that was coming to them from God. Jesus healed sickness and even raised people from the dead. He fed thousands when there was only a small amount of food. Those who followed him, who listened to him, found improvement in their lives. Those who chose not to listen or follow did not receive the advantage, even though they could have. Well, the same thing is still true today.

We also have something today that people in Jesus' time didn't have -- the explanation of his teachings in a discovery of the laws of God, called Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy discovered these laws over a hundred years ago. There are numerous statements of God's laws in the Bible. They are always good, always a benefit and help to us. God's laws can help us when we recognize that they exist, are real, and operate in our lives.

For example, Jesus stated something that can be helpful in relation to finding a job. He said, "Give, and it shall be given unto you" (Luke 6:38). Behind this is the spiritual law that we are complete and already have all good, because God created everything and created it spiritual and good.

Now, thinking about things from this basis is completely different from thinking about things from the basis of materiality. God's child is not cursed, lacking control, dominated by luck or chance or circumstance, or left on his own to work things out. We are not left alone! We have all the help and benefits that we need, from God, who loves us immeasurably. In order to practice God's laws, we need to understand them. And we can.

I was looking for a job one time, and couldn't find anything, no matter how hard I tried. …

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