“Get Back On Your Feet Because You Still Have To Eat”
This little catchy phrase is a great motivator if you need to remind yourself why it is important to look for work and remember to keep your eye on the prize. Jesus never fails. Even when it seems like you are going to walk off into the abyss and you cannot see no way, God will make a way. You have to remember to ask yourself where is your faith in God.
Psalm 118:8 KJV
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
First things first when you start to look for work is to remember what you can do and what you are good at doing. Remember that recovery takes one day at a time and in the beginning you have to heal in all areas of your life. When it feels as if you will not be able to reach your goal it is time to slow down, take a deep breath and remember your God given strengths and talents.
Make a list of your strengths. It does not have to be a long extensive list, it should be an honest assessment of what you can do. List five of you personality strengths. These are the ones you use every day but might not even think about. Dedication to your program of recovery is a great example. Do you go to meetings and take an active role in your home group? Yes, service is another way you can look at it. Dedication to recovery is dedication to a new way of looking at the solution. Try not to worry about those silly demons that lurk in the dark corners of your mind. They will jump out and try to convince you that you are not a dedicated person. Don’t believe the hype. Remember your faith in the program and in the process.
Talent is another strength that you can draw upon when you plan to get back into the work a day life. It takes talent to problem solve and continues to look for new ways to do things. Talent is making it through a tough situation while to you continue to deal with difficult things when you have limited resources. Did you ever create a meal to feed the family out what looked like it was not enough to feed two people? That is what talent is all about. So if you are in the interview and the questions comes up about talent, think in terms of solving problems that will help others to gain confidence in you. When you remember to trust the process and take each situation one question at a time the job hunt will bear fruit. Nobody said the road would be easy, but God would not have brought you this far just to leave you.