4th OCTOBER 2021
“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10
Choosing a profession or a vocation for oneself is a serious affair partly because there are many jobs to choose from, and we are usually not sure which job would be profitable in the long run.
Some took to a profession and saw no profits. Consequently, they have to change their avowed career to take to something new with the hope of living a better life! There is no doubt that each person is endowed with specific talents to fulfil a need in the life of others. But we sometimes make a mistake in choosing the proper work. That means that from the onset, we have to determine what profession will suit us best.
In choosing a profession, we need guidance from counsellors and other professionals. We also need more divine guidance. We quickly find good jobs when we decide to help others overcome their greatest needs. The quest to help others will attract us to a good job which will serve our aspiration of helping others and eventually turn profitable for us in the long run. We are also quick to earn more profits from our present jobs when, through our job, we can help others overcome their most significant problems or serve the best interest of society.
That means that more profits come to us through service to others in the course of our work. I am not saying we should be Father Christmas or philanthropists if that is not our intention. However, we can at least be humane and be ready to help others who are distressed to find a solution to their challenges. Therefore, the more you assist others in the course of your work or from the proceeds you make from your job, the more progress, profits and promotion you stand to get. To help others in the course of your work is a way of helping others without expecting equal commensurate benefits in return. However, due to divine intervention, you receive triple profits in return.
Consequently, when you are looking for a job or confused about what career to choose, the guiding principle is to first ask yourself, “in what way do I wish to serve the best interest of humanity through my career”? The first thought is not profit but to serve others. Don’t just look for any job or pick on a career for the sake of profits or gains for yourself alone. However, suppose you are motivated by the profits you stand to gain, or that you fix your mind on the expected high earning, then you have to simultaneously pledge and endeavour to deploy a part of your profits to serve the best interest of humanity.
Therefore, beloved, your desire to help others through the job that you do, or help others from the profits that you earn, will automatically align you with divine providence as you carry out the work of your hands.
Are you currently planning to choose a career? First, you must consider how you want to fill a need in the life of others, either from the job you do or from the profits realized from your work. That is the miracle you require to receive or gain profitable employment.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I commit my vocation into your hands today, and I declare that all that I do henceforth shall be of the most excellent service to humanity, all to the glory of God. Lord, sanctify all my endeavours and aspirations and let them yield good fruits onto me and my generations, AMEN.
FURTHER READING: 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Peter 4:10; Isaiah 58:10