For nothing is impossible with God. – Luke 1:37

Career Flashpoints

The other day, I was talking to a man about his experience of being fired from his job. After the initial shock had worn off, he grieved for a while, and then he sat around the house and did nothing. Because he had considerable savings, he didn’t have to work, so he didn’t. Staying home became easier and easier.

That was ten years ago, and now his savings are depleted. Being fired left him without employment, but his self-imposed sabbatical left him without self-respect. Now he doesn’t know what to do with himself. If you lose your job – which a lot of American’s are experiencing these days – don’t drop out of life. Hang in there. As a matter of fact, this may be an opportunity for what I call a flashpoint.

Flashpoints are those moments in life when you make a decision that changes everything. And a crossroads moment like the loss of a job offers you the opportunity to make such a decision. Flashpoints are energizing, faith-inducing moments. If you’ve lost your job, are you thinking of a career change, or know someone who is…think of it as a flashpoint and see what God has in store for you.

– Steve Arterburn

I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.  – Charles F. Kettering