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Then don’t look to Christian Science for help!

The Disciple Peter said, “I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.”

Mary Baker Eddy wrote: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.”

When you think about it, how could our God who loves each of us equally, bless you with a job or career, while leaving others out in the cold? Competition by its very definition implies this. And for this reason I have never prayed this way for myself or for others.

When going for an interview or applying for a job, how about praying with a different approach? Why not go to give, rather than take?

In doing this, you are praying to support the righteous endeavor of each employee you meet and to know that each applicant, like you, is blessed by divine guidance. That way no one is left out: no one is more loved by God; no one less favored either.

If you get the position, you have the opportunity to continue praying to know your employment supports those around you, even the those who didn’t get the job.

If you are not chosen, it means your contribution is needed elsewhere, and you can thank God in advance for more lessons to learn, letting God set the stage for a greater fulfillment.

Job seeking in Christian Science can never be just about us. It has to go out to support those around us, as Eddy says in Science and Health: “In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, — Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.”


5 Responses to “Need a competitive edge to get a job?”

  1. Joan Hamlin-Chapin says:

    Thank you, Phil,
    I know this to be true from personal experience while working in the industrial field.
    I often chose the job that no one else wanted because I did not like the competition for the ‘easy’ jobs. I would offer the ‘worst’ job my talents and watch the work progress with amazing speed. Mind is a marvelous thing when used properly.
    I have emailed this article to my son as he is not real happy with his employment.
    New ways to think about our work (expressing love) makes a incredible difference in our day.
    Much love,

  2. Nancy Hyink says:

    Thank you Phil for a new approach.
    Good ideas in an economy that needs right ideas from God.

  3. Lee says:

    Many years ago I was somewhat dissatisfied with my job and thought there might be something out there that would make better use of my education and talents. I worked with a practitioner about this while doing nearly daily study at a nearby Reading Room during my lunch hour. He told me that “I should expect to have the best job in the world…for me.” It would perfectly match my needs and the needs of others who could use and want my talents. It wasn’t long that something came out of the blue (after having a couple other interviews). I was contacted by a company seeking to fill a position. They had received my name from another source. When I interviewed and visited with staff about this job, about mid day I KNEW this was the right place for me. Apparently they did too. After having interviewed nearly 30 others and not feeling the had found a proper applicant, everything seemed to fit. It wound up being 20 years of gainful employment, my ability to travel over most of North America, to marry and start a family among other things. What blessed me blessed others as well!