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Aubrey November 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Good piece for someone just starting out. What about someone older in life?

Jack Wellman November 7, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Great question my friend. May I pray for this in your life if that is what you need?

christy Hampshire December 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

I need pray in direction for my life. I am 39 currently in school for billing and medical office coding. I was injured with my left foot in a motorcycle accident it is hard for me to walk or stand for long periods that is why I chose this field but I’m not so sure this is what God wants for my life ..I feel like God wants me to help people in some way but I’m not sure in what direction to go. iv never been interested in the medical field. I like bringing people to know Christ, to get off drugs. I was once addicted and Christ came into my life drug free for 3 years now!

Nadine February 24, 2019 at 5:24 pm

What may help is getting involved with your church’s recovery ministry. For example, my church has one for people overcoming emotional trauma or strain. Same idea but for drugs. If not the church then a nonprofit. Just suggestions. I’ve also found that God will get me “back on track” even if I stray. No worries.

Jack Wellman February 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Great suggestion Nadine. Thank you.

Casey S. January 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm

You could be an addictions counselor. A counselor that is specially trained to help people overcome all sorts of addictions. There is a growing need for these types of counselors, and that might be a field you would want to check into.

Lissette February 26, 2017 at 3:33 pm

I too need to pray for direction. I found this article helpful. I am currently a high school teacher, but I feel burned out. The students at this age are hard to handle and disrespectful. I pray to God to help me in my role as an educator. Still, days feel long and hard. I feel very discouraged but this article helped. I need to pray for clarity and ask God to illuminate a better path for me.

Jack Wellman February 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Thank you Lissette. That was so encouraging. My wife taught for 32 years, and teachers need our prayers and support. May God use you for His glory and I know you have and will still yet make a difference in some young person’s life. Teachers do that. Only later do the students appreciate or recognize that. Thank you for what you do.

Kaity March 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm

Just now I was crying to God because I am not happy in my present job at all. This article really helped me to clear my mind in a way…I am a nurse by profession for 10 years already but the company I’m working with put me in charge for a health & safety manager position for 6 months now. I thank God for the new opportunity & for additional allowance though its not that big I know still its a blessings, but now I feel like I don’t really fit in for this job because I heard from other colleagues that I am not qualified because I am not an engineer & don’t have any managerial skills & they don’t give me enough support, though I passed the international examination recently that was required by the company by the help of the Lord, I still feel unsatisfied & no confidence at all. I don’t know what I really want. What I only know is I want fulfillment of what I am doing & I want to please God. Also, the organization I am working with has very tough managers that I may say not having compassion with other co-managers, all that’s important to them is to be the best and at the top despite of anything though most of the time its demoralizing, and that’s something I can’t tolerate. I feel like my heart is being hardened, my mind is being poisoned & my soul is being crushed everyday because of the unhealthy work environment for me. Hoping for your advise. Thank you & God bless!

Jack Wellman March 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm

Just think of the eternal fate of these “tough managers” when Christ comes to judge the unsaved. Many are homeless, jobless, have no family, one of our church members lives in a van and we help him as we can. I would also talk to your pastor or one of the more trusted women you know in your church, and have her pray for you as I will. Some things God allows to share in the sufferings that Christ had to endure as Paul said, he wanted to share in Christ’s suffering so that he might know Christ better.

Tina Woods July 14, 2020 at 2:32 pm

God has blessed you with an opportunity and I believe He feels you will do well performing it. Please don’t give up. Keep praying that God will give you the confidence you need to succeed and grow in this role. When God leads you to it, He’ll get you through it.

Cody April 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Kaity, I stand with you. I have a great passion for making music and teaching it to kids. Although, this is only 30 percent of my current job. I think I do suffer from mental illness. I have been working at a local music store for almost three years now and I’ve tried to help the owner be creative in fun marketing strategies to get more students to take music lessons. It has not gone as planned. The boss is verbally abusive and turns down many of my ideas. I feel as if I’m going nowhere. On the bright side, with prayer, I have tried to start my own side business to get a better grasp of things. Now, the side business has hit a bit of a lull too and I really don’t know what to do. I feel mentally trapped. I know this is not the position the Lord would have anyone be in. I know my character needs a bit of work, but I think God would want me to move on. I do feel like I don’t have enough skills either and it sometimes keeps me from moving forward. I do fear that I’m projecting my own self assessment onto God. Yikes! That is unhealthy. I pray for you and anyone else in a similar situation.

Leann March 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm

First of all, wonderful article; very helpful and comforting.

I honestly don’t do this often, but I’m lost. My body is breaking down and my mental stability is not that good, but there are few things I love more than foreign languages and teaching (besides Him and my husband).

Right now, I can’t stand the place where I work. The management bothers me, especially considering they don’t seem to care for their customers and their well-being, though I do and there’s nothing I can do about it.

I have a job interview tomorrow morning and I’m terrified. I feel good knowing there’s another option (though it isn’t in a field I want my lifelong career to be in), but I also feel bad to leave after only 3 months if I do get it. I have a family and I need to take care of them with the job I have that’s guaranteed, but I also need to take care of me too.

I need help. I know God is there, but sometimes it’s scary not knowing for sure what’s going to happen, and faith can be hard to maintain. I don’t know what to do and I’m scared to make the right choice. (Sorry I ranted for a while, but I feel like I needed this and I can’t handle it on my own anymore.)

carly May 6, 2019 at 8:19 am

How did things work out, did you get the new job?

Amanda April 4, 2018 at 11:17 pm

Thank you so much for this post God really used it to speak to me 🙂

Amos April 26, 2018 at 10:55 am

I place book match for a living and work for gambling web. I am very tired with what I am doing. I hope to find a legal way in doing things and maintain a stable income. I hope bro n sis out there can pray for me. I have been trying to find a way out for years. I did multiple biz but fail many times.

Jack Wellman April 26, 2018 at 6:43 pm

I will pray for you Amos. I am sorry as it must be hard. Praying…

BLESSING OKON August 9, 2018 at 11:28 am

Meeting and reading this article is a blessing to me. I had been a teacher for several years but had to resign to join my husband in mission work. It has not been easy but God has been faithful. The little work i’m managing in the area where we serve to assist the family is not paying well plus other job hazards. I earnestly need a new job for my children are entering University, but nothing is forth coming. This makes me to sometimes regret leaving my former work. I pray for God’s forgiveness.
From this article i know that i need to go back to teaching for that ‘s where i receives satisfaction. I pray God will give me a good one soon. Thanks for your write-up.

Jack Wellman August 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Amen my friend. Well said. My wife taught the same grade for 32 years. She was a blessing as I’m sure you’ll bless each child in your class. Prayers for you for God’s help in getting back into what the desire of your heart is.

Katrena September 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for the post, right now my mind is everywhere.. I dont know what my purpose . I have no talent nor any hobbies. I only work and come home. I’m a bus driver with three kids and cant take any job due to my kids schedule and child care. I just dont know what job field I should be in. but what I do know is I enjoy helping people. Please pray that God gives me clarity and direction thanks

Alex November 13, 2018 at 1:53 am

I was blessed as a Manager position at my work. Everything was fine except from my personal weakness which is being so kind to everyone. It’s a hard job for me to produce a lot of yelling to push my fellow employees to get things done. I am really tired of being like this. Sometimes I just thinking of being isolated in a forest.

Kaitlyn November 23, 2018 at 9:51 pm

So, here’s a challenge! What about those of us who know what we love, enjoy + are very good at doing, but it’s not something that pays the bills? I’m talking about art, creative work – photography, writing, painting, teaching the importance of spending time outdoors in nature and peace. What if it’s that simple? What if those are the things that bring us the greatest joy, but yet, we have trouble finding a way to make a living from them? Sometimes, I wish we didn’t have to worry so much about money, but it’s a double-edged sword. We need it in order to survive. 🙁

Robert January 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm

I am 57 learning problems since I was born dibetis no cdl no pilots license and hand tremors and age have taken hope why does not help me

Jack Wellman January 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Hello Robert. Please call your pastor and ask your church to pray for you as we’re commanded to do (Heb 10″24-25). If you already have, what did he say? We are all broken and someday God will heal us all, but it’s not just today. I will pray for you sir.

Akhila Paul January 31, 2019 at 11:27 am

i dont have a Job. i have been praying and trying for a job for years… Please pray for me to get an electrical engineering job. Infact,I am so stressed… i am not getting any chance to go through the right path way, which Could lead me to my job

Isaac Owusu February 11, 2020 at 1:47 pm

please i am a man that i loos my job and my room rent has end please pray for me or if you can help me to paid for it or if i could get job to support my childrens

chyanne M Clark October 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm

I am 32 years old and I know deep down in my heart that God is leading me to help other people I’ve gone to school for medical in the past but I know the Lord is calling me to do something to help I don’t know what this help is but I know I’m supposed to reach out to others how do I know what career to take

Jack Wellman October 14, 2020 at 2:20 pm

I am glad you want to do what Jesus commanded us to do (Matt 25:35-36) as unto Him (Matt 25:40). I would contact your pastor to see how you can serve in the Body of Christ, the church, and this is needed more and more as Jesus’ coming nears (Heb 10:24-25). Your career is another issue. What do you like to do? Is it something you like doing enough that you’d take less pay for it? That might be the joy you are seeking. Here is more on how to seek, find, and know the will of God: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-find-gods-will-in-your-life/

Katelyn Weston March 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm

What if God has given us many different gifts/passions/talents/abilities, and we are having a difficult time deciding WHICH ONE(S) to use/focus in on? I’m all about pursuing God’s will and doing what brings great joy to others and personal fulfillment; however, I find that it’s very difficult to make a living from the things that I enjoy most because they are creative in nature (example: photography, graphic design, etc.), and art is a very difficult industry to make a livable wage in. The older I get, the more that I’m learning that it takes a regular job that pays the bills in order to support what we truly love most and feel purposed to do. That’s the sad truth.

Jack Wellman March 23, 2021 at 1:42 pm

Thank you Katelyn. The Apostle Paul had to make tents in order to make a living and spread the gospel (his real passion and gifts of teaching and preaching) so it was probably difficult for him too as this was a dirty, smelly, bloody business skinning and making hides for tents from animals, but he too had to make a living. Talk to your pastor about serving somewhere in the church or in your local community or create your own opportunity. I love to play guitar in worship songs for God, but I cannot support myself doing this, so I, even a pastor, has to work a part time job to support myself and I’ve cleaned toilets, scrubbed floors, and dumped the trash for 7 years going thru seminary, but those jobs and contacts with people were divine callings as I was able to share Christ with MANY and some were saved, so your job is a holy vocation. So says the Bible. Whatever you do, you do as unto the Lord and for the Lord, and not strictly for a paycheck. Here is a breakdown of the gifts: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2018/08/31/how-can-i-recognize-my-spiritual-gifts/

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