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. – Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Have you ever tried to merge into traffic on a freeway after being at a complete stop? Unless you accelerate really fast, you may get rear-ended or side-swiped. Drivers who are already on the freeway do not want to be inconvenienced by being made to slow down while you desperately try to catch up to their speed.

This is similarly so in the workforce. Most job vacancies are filled by people who are currently employed or just recently unemployed. Reason being, it is a great deal harder to train someone and bring him or her up to speed after being stagnant for a lengthy period of time.

Even if you can not find a paid position in a company, volunteering is a great way to maintain an adequate speed on the entrance ramp. Volunteering helps you stay active in the community, out front and on the forefront of people’s minds when they hear of a job opening. As soon as you are given a job offer, your engine will already be warmed up and ready to merge right on in.


Lord, help me to find an ideal place to volunteer that will help me to remain marketable as I am in transition from one job to the next. I trust that even though I am not drawing a paycheck, as long as I am performing all tasks unto You, You will meet my needs.

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