A Time of Sacred Waiting

By Stan Guthrie

When you are looking for a job, you want it “over with” as soon as possible. You want to get back into a routine. You want to be able to say something other than “I’m between jobs” when someone asks what you do. You want to pay the bills without angst. You want to keep your home. You want health insurance.

But as someone who has struggled with an involuntary job search more than once, let me suggest that you not rush through the process too quickly. Or at least while you are striding purposefully toward that next position, keep your eyes and ears open. God may be speaking to you.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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