You Are Now Operating On A Different Playing Field!
Now that you have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and have made a complete and full surrender of your entire life over to God the Father - He is now in complete and total charge of your life! When you make this full surrender with God, it is now God’s job to take full and complete care of you in every detail of your life - including finding the next job for you to move into!
There is not a detail in your life that God will not be willing to help you out with - no matter how small or trivial you think it may be. The Holy Spirit is called "the Helper" in the Bible. It is His job to help you in every area of your life where you will need His help.
Here is what you will really need to ground on in your own personal walk with the Lord. Now that you are walking in God’s perfect will for your life - God will now be the One to guide you into what jobs He will want you to have from here on in. The choice is no longer yours!
God now has a definite and set plan for your life - and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that plan!
What specific jobs you will now be taking will be very important in your own spiritual growth and development with the Lord. The jobs you will now be taking will be building blocks that will lead you into whatever His specific plan and call is for you in this life.
This now takes the burden off of you in trying to find the next right job. You obviously will still have to seek after the next job - but God will now be guiding your steps as you continue to seek after this new job - making sure that you land in the specific jobs that He will want you to have.
You are now operating on a different playing field where the rules have changed a bit for you. What this means is that if you go on a job interview and do not get the job, this means that God did not want you to have this job in the first place, and He was the One who closed the door on you getting that job so as to make sure that you did not go down a wrong path.
So when you keep getting rejected after several interviews, do not look at these rejections like you are a failure. Look at it that these were jobs that God did not want you to have in the first place, and that God was the One who ran interference so as to make sure that you did not end up taking the wrong job.
Remember this - God already has your next job all set up and planned out for you. You simply have to wait for His timing to bring it to you!
I know the waiting can really get to you, but this is how God develops the fruit of patience and faith in your personality. You simply have to have full faith, trust and belief that God now has your life completely in His hands and that He will now bring the right job to you at the right time.
And not only does God have a set plan and a set future for your life - but He also has a set timetable in which all of these plans will manifest in your life. You simply have to learn to have patience during these waiting periods. In the meantime, God will make sure and arrange that you have enough money and support coming in to help keep you afloat until this next job comes through. This is where you have to learn how to have complete faith in the Lord to do all of this for you.
Trust me, both Chris and I have been put through the waiting ringer plenty of times, and God has never failed to keep us afloat and open the door to the next step in our walk with Him when the time was right. You can take that fact to the bank!
I will now give you some of the best verses from Scripture that will show you that it is now God’s responsibility to guide you every step of your way as you now embark on your new journey with Him.
Study these verses very carefully! This is where many Christians really miss the boat with God. Too many Christians are running there own lives and making their own choices on what they want to do with their lives instead of turning the reigns of their life over to God the Father for Him to handle.
Only God knows what your true potentials are in this life - and He is the only One who can arrange to have those potentials maximized and realized in this life!
1. This first verse specifically tells you that God has a definite PLAN and FUTURE for your life. I think Chris had already quoted this verse to you, but it is worth repeating.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
Notice the words "to give you." God is going to give you, to bring to you His specific plans and future that He now has in store for your life.
2. Memorize this next verse. This one liner is extremely powerful.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord ... "(Psalm 37:23)
Another way to look at this is that a step is one day in your life. What this now means is that God has each day of your life perfectly planned out for you to the day that you depart from this life. You are now on the yellow brick road.
Your job is to now live each day to its fullest - and do the best and be the best at whatever God is calling you to do for Him on that particular day. If you can keep this kind of mindset, you’ll be less likely to body slam when things don’t go the way you think they should.
3. Study this next verse very carefully as it really applies to your situation
"A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9)
What this verse means is that at times you will have to plan things out, try to figure things out, start testing things out. As you are doing all of this, God then leads and direct your steps as you are walking them out and before you know it, you will have arrived at the point where God wants you to be.
This verse perfectly fits into what you are dealing with right now on your job situation. You now have to seek after this next new job, but as you are in the process of seeking after this next new job - God will make sure that He perfectly guides your steps so that you can land in the job that He will want you to have. You will thus find it as you are seeking after it.
4. Here is another powerful verse that tells us God will provide protection if we are willing to listen to Him and follow His ways.
"But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil." (Proverbs 1:33)
Notice the words "listen to me." God leads - you follow. If you do, God will then give you a safe and secure dwelling in this life and protection from evil things!
This is a very powerful promise for all believers. Many Christians find themselves in one dire circumstance after another as a result of not listening to God and doing what He wants them to do with their lives.
5. The next 5 verses will tell you that God will now be guiding your steps in this life.
Notice the specific words that God will "guide you continually, be our guide even to death, guide you with His eye, leads you by the way you should go, teaches you to profit, instructs you and directs your paths."
All of these verses make it very clear that it is God’s job to guide and direct your steps in this life. And all of this is given to you free of charge. This is why you can let go and let God.
This is why the Bible tells us that we can now cast all of our burdens and cares upon the Lord - because it is now His job to take complete care of us from the moment we fully surrender everything over to Him.
6. This next verse goes even one step further and specifically tells us that it is not our responsibility to direct our own steps in this life - that this responsibility now belongs to God and God alone!
"O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps." (Jeremiah 10:23)
Put this verse together with all of the other ones listed above - and it becomes quite clear that it is God’s job to direct our steps in this life - not ours!
7. Stephanie, this next verse is especially for you. Notice the last sentence where it tells you to trust in God, to wait patiently for Him and that He will bring it to pass!
"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass ... Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him." (Psalm 37:4,7)
Stephanie, I know it can get rather stressful and trying while waiting for God to bring this next job to you - but this is where you have to give yourself pep talks from time to time when you start to really get down, just like a professional athlete does when he starts to go into a slump. The professional athlete can either quit or talk himself back into the game until he gets his swing or shot back.
In this game with God, we have to give ourselves pep talks from time to time, telling ourselves that God has complete control of our entire situation, that the ship is not going to sink, and that your breakthrough will come at the time that God has it set up to occur.
Until that happens, do what the last part of that last verse says to do - "Rest in the Lord." Otherwise you will drive yourself crazy with all of the nervous energy that will start to eat at you and rob you of your peace and joy that you now have in the Lord.
When it is all said and done, you will look back on all of this and see that you had wasted a tremendous amount of negative energy beating yourself up and getting all stressed out for nothing, since it will have been shown to you that God finally came through for you.
Trust me - I have seen God come through time and time again without fail. There is a saying that many have heard - "God is never late, but He is never early." This means that God will come in with the breakthrough on His time schedule - not ours!
I hope all of the above will help give you some peace of mind. The Bible is truly the infallible Word of our Holy God, and you can totally and completely depend on what all of the above Scripture verses are trying to tell you.