Ever wonder what it would be like if Jesus went job hunting? Have you ever been job hunting? Most likely you have, or at least know someone who has. For the last several years our job market has been tough. Some experts put the unemployment rate as high as 17% when looking at the workforce participation rate. That doesn’t take into consideration those who are making less money because they have been downsized from one job and have taken another with less pay and/or benefits. This situation has been coined “under employment”.
I have found myself unemployed and under employed. Neither is enjoyable. Recently, I began to wonder what it would be like for Jesus to go on a job hunt.Imagine Jesus filling out some questions on an application
Please answer all questions honestly.
- Date of birth? “N/A”.
- Qualifications? “I am”.
- Strengths? “Everything”.
- Weaknesses? “None”.
- Previous experience in sales? “I invented sales”. “and the internet”
- Education? “I know everything”.
- References? “God”.
- Felonies? “Not yet”.
Needless to say Jesus would find it easier to be admitted to psych ward than land a decent job. His background rings more of a cult leader than it does captain of industry. What I’m getting at is if you, like me, are finding the job market to be a though place right now we’re in good company.
It’s hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel when the light company send you a termination notice, but God is always with us. His heart breaks with ours. He weeps when we weep, and sings when we sing. If you feel like life is a roller-coaster read the book of palms. David is having what appears to be a nervous break down in one verse, the next he’s on the mountain top singing. God knows. He understands, He’s there. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Never surrender.