- 1. “It will be hard for me to find a job better than I have now.” First, if God did it once he can do it again. You must believe that the best is yet to come. Second, you cannot go forward looking in the rear-view mirror. You must look ahead with confidence that your God will do exceedingly abundantly above all you could ask or think according to His riches in glory. (Ephesians 3:20 KJV) Finally, you should expect more, so that you can get more. Mediocrity should not be your goal, because you are not ordinary.
- “I may have to take a cut in pay just to make ends meet.” This statement overlooks the fact that your worth is determined by your ability to do the job well. The greatest opportunity to get a raise is when getting a new position. Remember you have more negotiating power when you first enter a position. You must hone your negotiation skills to master getting the raise you want. The key is to know what you are worth in the location where you work. Know how to market your strengths to get top dollar by demonstrating how you have increased the bottom line for your former employers. Never lose sight of what you are really worth.
- “I don’t have enough experience to get the job that I want.” You must visualize where you want to be, then make the necessary steps to accomplish that position. Start by making the decision about what you want. The next step is to do a large amount of research about your industry and line of work. Then go out and meet people who can help you in your new career while getting training for the new position. The final step is to just do it! You must have the endurance to push toward the position you want. Take on freelance projects or volunteer until you get the experience you need. Rebuke the spirit of procrastination and get out and do it. Faith without works is dead . (James 2:26 KJV)
Stop telling yourself these lies. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you will no longer believe these lies that promote a lack of ambition, foster an environment of indifference, and cultivate a fear of career success. Say to yourself “For I can do everything through Christ, Who gives me strength!” (Philippians 4:13)