You have a job, or many jobs, to do during your lifetime. You Life’s Work will include making use of the spiritual gifts given to you, which you will then turn around and share with others.

Your Life’s Work can consist of one job, or many, but the truth is, it doesn’t really matter what kind of work you do, as long as you are making use of your spiritual gifts.

On the day you were born you brought with you a Soul which was richly laden with specific skills, talents & interests. These gifts were like an insurance policy, enabling you to make your way into the business world, while at the same time making a meaningful contribution to the world, or at least to your neighborhood.

If you are someone who believes you just can’t find the right job, or that you’re not skilled enough to find anything, don’t give up. I guarantee, with help, you can identify your gifts and begin finding work that you love.

I’m going to let you in on the biggest secret you will ever need to know about finding a career . . .

. . . STOP LOOKING . . . least until you have evaluated your God-given gifts. You can then structure a job search that has meaning and purpose for you.

Too many of us have gone after jobs for the money, the prestige or family pressure. The big secret is, we’ve been going at it backwards.

Your first priority is to recognize your gifts and then go look for the career that fits you. The reason you have been unable to find truly satisfying work is because you’ve been looking at the job first, rather than yourself.

Your gifts are guaranteed to propel you into your Life’s Work.

Here’s how to find your spiritual gifts.
• Look back over all your previous jobs and determine which skill was the common denominator in your job satisfaction.
• Now remember back to the jobs which gave you the most trouble. What personal value was not being met? Values would include such things as honesty, appreciation, helpfulness, etc.
• And finally, look back at your years in school. What really held your interest? Math, science, English, socializing, research, public speaking, history, art, music . . .

All three of the above findings are your spiritual gifts.

So, what do you do with them? Find a career that blends with your personality.

Let’s look at an example. Suppose your favorite three gifts are:
• Math (skill)
• Socializing (value)
• Nature (interest)

Which career would best fit your personality, a real estate agent or an economic analyst?

The answer is a real estate agent because a person with this type of personality would feel boxed in and lifeless in a career as a quiet & studious economic analyst. Imagine what this job would do to his or her interest in getting outdoors. Imagine how unfulfilling a quiet back room in a windowless office would be to someone whose major value is socializing. Yes, his or her math skill would be perfectly utilized, but the other spiritual gifts would go unmet.

There are people perfectly suited to the position of economic analyst, but they would likely have values which include a quiet work space in a clean office. This is why it is so important that you match your God-given personality to the business where you will be spending most of your waking hours.

For updates on how to find your best career/personality match go to Life's Work Career
For further information on the Spiritual application of this subject go to Applying Spiritual Principles

Best of success in discovering Your Life’s Work.

© 2008

Author's Bio: 

Certified Behavioral Therapist and Spiritual Career Counselor, Kathi Calahan is "The Idea Queen" and "Go-To Person" for solutions to your everyday problems. Using the principles of spirituality, she will help you find the work best suited to your personality and Soul's desire.

Her background includes teaching at two different California community colleges, a business representative at the Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce and for many years developed her spiritual side by working as a Professional Psychic.

Helping you discover your life's work is done through her company, Finding God, Practical & Spiritual Solutions to Everyday Problems.