The Perfect Job

It didn’t do Hal much good to complain about fairness or justice standing there in that unemployment line. He once had hoped for the perfect job, but these days, almost any job seemed alright to him.


“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Col 3:23-24; NRSV)

Work is important to God. He worked to create everything. And like a Master artist, He’s still busy creating stuff right now. Just look at those wonderful pictures the Hubble Telescope has taken!

The Bible also tells us we were made in the image and likeness of God. That similarity is never so strong as it is when we’re serving others. Service turns our gifts and talents into a spiritual force for good.


Herman was praying for his old friend Hal down at the employment office when he noticed an interesting sign. It described the perfect job. As he read the sign, he studied some of the people standing there in line.

Life isn’t always fair. There’s not much justice right now either. But here’s a point people seem to have lost sight of:

The further we separate ourselves from God individually, culturally, or as a society, the more distant we are from justice and fairness.

But there’s good news. We’re always just one prayer away from God’s mercy.

If you’re looking for a job, don’t be disappointed if you don’t find the perfect job. There’s probably not a perfect job out there, but there are some really good ones! The best jobs are the ones that let us use our gifts and talents to help others.

That’s how Jesus lived His life.


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it too. God has a plan and purpose for your life (Jer 29:11) Trust Him!

In Christ.

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