Are you growing increasingly anxious about your apparent inability to access opportunities within your respective area(s) of expertise? Well, the fact remains that you are not alone, as many professionals – young and old – continue to face major challenges in this regard.
A few days ago, as I sat reflecting on my life, purpose, and career, it dawned on me that many of us possess multiple talents and abilities that have grown dormant due to years of neglect, while our professional and vocational tunnel visions have caused us to pour our energies and passions into unrewarding, “dead end” pursuits.
I recently completed a PhD in Surveying and Land Information, with a focus on Land Tenure Security and Vulnerability Reduction, and I thank God, have had an amazing career in this field – yes, I know exactly what you’re thinking: I hardly ever speak about my profession, and I come across as more of a Writer, Motivational Speaker or Career Coach than anything else.
The truth is, even before being introduced to my current profession, I have always had a keen interest in Media & Communications – to the extent that I have been trained in Journalism, Film Production, and Broadcasting.
Thankfully, I have had a few amazing opportunities to merge my keen interest and proficiency in Media & Communications with my substantive training and expertise in Land, Property and other areas of International Development. I am however beginning to see the need to explore my full range of competencies – understanding how they compliment each other – rather than focus on one at the expense of the others.
From a practical Christian standpoint, God does not randomly assign talents and abilities. We can therefore be assured that every God-given talent or ability is backed by a higher purpose. God is indeed intentional.
So if your chosen career path appears to be failing you right now, I encourage you to prayerfully consider the range of closely associated talents and abilities that you have perhaps been sitting on all these years.
Remember, that obstacle that you are facing in your career right now, is perhaps a sign that it is time to activate your faith and dormant talents, and create a slightly or completely new path, as your financial freedom, peace of mind, and personal fulfillment depends on it.