Prayer for a Job

Praying for A Job

Reading this daily prayer has transformational power to increase your faith and change your mind from fear to hope, peace and gratitude.

God, our Father, I turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as  I look for employment. I am excited about using the gifts and talents You have given me. My mind is ready and open to receive. I pray for a clear mind to be specific with my career goals and expectations (i.e. position, people, environment, location, compensation and benefits). Thank you for the resources I need to keep my life stable until I receive a new job and new income.

I pray for the confidence to grow out of my comfort zone with future interviews and prospects. Give me a peaceful and sharp mind. Bring to my memory all the knowledge and wisdom that is already there. Let your joy and contentment flow out through my words.

I give thanks in advance for the right connections are being revealed.  My opportunities and blessings are endless and sometimes they may come to me in unexpected ways.  Open my eyes.  Open my mind.  Open my ears. Right action begins with me and I am empowered by you God to begin moving and… to keep moving towards greater success.  I am guided today to the place where I am needed, valued and compensated well for my time and skills.

All that the Father hath for me is mine and I take possession of what belongs to me with a swiftness, gratitude and confidence.   I use my career to the glory of God to benefit my family and those I serve.

Thank you for releasing the courage, optimism, professionalism and resources I need to secure my divine right employment.

Thank you for placing heavenly and earthly angels in my life to guide me.

I believe as I speak these words, that You, Father God, go before me preparing a way.  I have no fear for You are with me … my peace, my protection and my provision.

Thank you for the Psalm 23 prayer that comforts and refreshes my soul.

I believe what You have done for others, You can do for me.  Grant me favor so that I may return home today with praise and thanksgiving for your grace and mercy.  I will share your goodness with others so they may know of your power and glory.

I feel better, encouraged and ready now to receive my career and financial breakthrough.  Thank you Lord for being the center of my JOY and the source of my great new JOB!    Amen

Good afternoon Jewel,
I want to thank you for that prayer, I prayed it and I’m trusting God to move for me. Please keep me lifted up in prayer today. I’m not giving up no matter how it looks.  I’m completely trusting God to move today, No matter if I have to relocate somewhere else beside Jacksonville, Florida. I will miss my church home but, I know that there is other ministries that preach on Holiness, righteousness, and hell. Thank you –  Terri

The Impossible Happens

Got changes, shifting and stress?  Assess your stress ….

Is this a time of testing your faith and commitment?

Is this a time to stand on your faith or step out on your faith?

Is this a life lesson to be learned?  Is this a time to adapt and accept?

Is this a time to take action?  Is this a time to learn how to avoid this from happening again?

Is this a time to speak up or time to say, “Peace, be still.”?

You can either say you are “going” through something, or you can say you are “growing” through something.   Don’t say…” I’ve arrived.  I’m finished.  I’ve nothing left to accomplish or It’s too late for me. That’s just the way I am!  My life is ruined, what’s the use? I can’t seem to ever win.”

You can always grow, create, evolve, change, let go, forgive, plan, dream and begin again. Possibilities for success, breakthroughs and new beginnings are all around you.   Blessings and breakthroughs are happening everyday for many people who didn’t give up. Don’t allow your grief, loss, difficulties or past mistakes stop you from believing in God or believing in your dreams.  Don’t allow your pain to stop you from singing your songs of hope, faith, joy and love.

I was watching the Cinderella movie the other day featuring Brandy as Cinderella and beautiful Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother.  Whitney sang, “Impossible things are happening every day.”  That inspired me to remember all the things God has brought me through when I thought it was impossible or too difficult.  It reminded me not to lean on my own limited understanding.  God Brandy and Whitneyis so much bigger than our circumstances.  Anything is possible with faith and action!  Stress could be an invitation to do something different, think differently, believe differently, love differently, live differently, pray differently, work differently, communicate differently, dream and believe differently, serve differently, lead differently, parent differently, spend differently, cope with stress differently, etc.

Life invites us or challenges us to get outside of our box that has become either too familiar, too comfortable or too confining. ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor

Heal Your Depression

In my family, circle of friends and women that I counsel/coach…I hear a cry in the land.

I hear the words, “I’m tired…Does it really matter if I live?… My money is spent, my get up and go has got up and went….I’m lonely…. I can’t believe I opened my heart to someone only to be hurt again….I don’t feel appreciated by my children….It’s too hard living with my loss and loneliness…I’m exhausted taking care of everybody else and no one seems to care about me… I give my all and don’t feel like any one is there for me…I have lost my home, job, marriage, my joy and now I feel like I’m losing my mind… I’m giving up and feel like God has forgotten me.”

Depression is a dis-ease like cancer that can spread.  Depression unchecked can make you spiritually bankrupt and physically sick.  Depression can be mild or severe.  Anything or anyone can trigger your dark, defeating and discouraging thoughts.

A good chiropractor can align your back when it is bent and out of shape.  Likewise, your thinking and emotions can become bent,  out of alignment with the love, power and strength of God around you and in you.  Sometimes you may just need a minor adjustment of your thinking to remember God’s grace and your possibilities for change, solutions, progress and peace.

Your car tires will eventually be damaged if you never align them.  When tires are out of alignment, you experience a rough and bumpy ride.  If your life is feeling rough and bumpy, re-align your thinking.  Listen to an excerpt below from my CD “Align Your Mind with the Divine.”

“It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. 
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence. 
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children. 
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. 
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away. 
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments. We know that what we do and how we think affects the quality of our lives. Many things are clearly up to us. And many others are not. I can see no evidence that the universe works on a simple meritocratic system of cause and effect. Bad things happen to good people – all the time. Monetary success does come to some who do not do what they love, as well as to some who are unwilling or unable to see the harm they do to the planet or others. Illness and misfortune come to some who follow their soul’s desire. Many great artist’s have been poor. Great teachers have lived in obscurity.
My invitation, my challenge to you here, is to journey into a deeper intimacy with the world and your life without any promise of safety or guarantee of reward beyond the intrinsic value of full participation.”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer (author of the book “The Invitation”) 

#JewelDiamondTaylor, #depression

Stop Assuming

     You are a creature of habit.  Since the day you were born, your mind began to accumulate memories and agree with others beliefs, opinions and a system of reward or punishment in the hopes of being secure, loved, accepted and approved.

    In order to have less pain and rejection, you made many compromises to survive and to be loved.  You began to wear masks to cover up your pain, disappointments and true self.       If one feels rejected, unloved, inadequate, used, invisible or wounded, they will learn over time to wear emotional masks to hide their true feelings.  Over time, our mind can begin to play tricks on us if we feel robbed of love, attention, recognition, success and belonging.

The mind can perpetuate fantasy, illusion, distorted memories, neediness, fear and a sense of self-importance.   My e-book message is for the person who wants to assess their stress and free themselves from the traps of …

.  the dis-ease to please others

.  a mental fog about how to find happiness and peace

.  feeling tired of losing time, opportunities, relationships and peace of mind

.  critical, judgmental and negative thinking

.  a low sense of self-worth (I’m not smart enough, pretty enough, good enough, etc.)

.  feeling broken and lost

Right now you may be searching for answers to break the spell of low self-esteem or sabotaging habits that destroy your health, relationships, career and peace of mind.

You may be asking, “Why do I keep repeating the same mistakes?  How do I break this cycle of depression, worry or self-destructive addictions?”  Why do I try so hard to get people to love me and understand me?  How do I find some peace in my life instead of always falling to pieces?  Why am I always comparing my life to others?

Asking questions is the first step to personal growth and for learning how to take responsibility for the quality of your life.   The thoughts you think and your knee-jerk reactions to people and circumstances are shaped over time.  They become your mental traps.  In my e-book, How to Avoid the Mental Traps to Your Happiness,  I identify 7 mental traps that can keep you trapped in depression, low self-esteem, fear, stress and limited living.  Listen to the message below which discusses one of the mental traps.

click here to order your copy of the e-book How to Avoid the Mental Traps to Your Happiness

Heal Your Heart Prescriptions

    “You become emotionally intelligent and spiritually peaceful when you are able to heal your heart from any disappointments. 
    The reason many people suffer from rejection and disappointments is because they invested so much in their goals, hopes, plans and/or in other people.  Disappointments happen.  Guard your heart from being sick, broken or deceived.    I thought about many of the sayings relating to the condition of our heart (emotions); We have an aching heart…we lose heart…we have a heavy heart…we open our heart to someone… our heart is not in it…our heart is set on something to happen…we have a change of heart … someone is after our own heart…we have a bleeding heart…we break someone`s heart … someone breaks our heart… people die of a broken heart…as a man thinketh with his heart, so is he. 
     Expectations are high when one invests heavily with their emotions, time, faith, money and trust in their dream, marriage, children, friends, career, business, ministry, etc. The fall is hard when one is so attached to expectations not fulfilled.  Change, rejection, betrayal, divorce, disrespectful or wayward children, broken promises, layoffs, promotions denied, or auditions/contracts/proposals denied are painful to accept after your emotional investment.
      If one is not careful… bitterness, depression, desperation, a closed and hard heart will develop.
      Today I echo the warning of Solomon, “Guard your heart”.  Become a better master of your emotions by learning to love smart.  Develop your self-confidence and your faith in God so you can be resilient and keep moving forward.  Think twice before you open up your heart.  Think twice before you speak. Think twice before you give up.  Think twice before you go into rage, lust, depression, fear or a sense of low self-worth.   Your heart is not just a physical organ but it is the place of your emotions, hopes and desires.  Could this be why Solomon’s wisdom in Proverbs 4:23 warns us to guard our heart?  Even though biblical history records him as wise, wealthy and powerful, Solomon also had many falls and faults because of his mismanaged emotions.  Many people are wise yet continue to make poor choices because they lack emotional intelligence.  To experience better relationships, inner peace, better health, God’s blessings and success, I believe emotional intelligence is one of the major key factors. Guard your heart from the tests of your faith, tribulations, tricks, traps and temptations than can cause you to stumble.”    read more in my e-book “Love Smart with Your Heart”   by Jewel Diamond Taylor, Conference Keynote Speaker, Author, Life Coach, Minister and Emotional Intelligence Workshop Trainer – click here to purchase your copy e-book “Love Smart With Your Heart”

One step at a time – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Are you climbing a mountain to overcome debt, family drama, health/weight issues, building your business/ministry or seeking a job?  Are you climbing a mountain of success to; make more money, save your marriage, finish college, save your home, achieve your dream, build your business/ministry or taking steps to break an addiction, temper or depression?

God will supply all my needs.  Phil. 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given us in Christ Jesus.

Remember it’s not always the big steps or the height of your mountain that can stop you, it’s the little things that frustrate you.  If you are easily irritated or distracted by people, this can stop you.  If you lose your patience in the process, this can stop you.  If you become easily frustrated with following through, details or coping with unexpected “shifts” in life, this can stop you.  Because the people around you may think differently, act differently or respond differently to situations, do you lose your cool over petty things or things you have no control over?  If the inevitable glitches, setbacks and daily demands of life easily besets you…you will never reach the top of your mountain.

Assess your stress.  Are you delegating tasks to others so you can lessen your stress?  Are you being pulled in many different directions trying to please everybody?  Are you a people pleaser being stretched by the drama and demands from the people in your life? Are your children, co-workers, friends, boss or mate getting on your last nerve?  I believe emotional or physical pain serves to inform you.  It is a signal that you need to pay attention.   Check your mindset.  Shake off anything that can distract and discourage you.  The road up the rough side of the mountain is never smooth.  Shift happens.  Be sure to wear your faith walking shoes.  Keep your mountain climbing back pack gear full of things necessary to survive the journey.  Don’t turn back.  Don’t give up.  Don’t let the little things become big stumbling blocks.  Keep on reaching until you reach your higher ground. Reflect on this quotation by Robert Service, “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”  Amen to that statement because so often it is the little things that steal our joy!

“As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It’s absolutely true that, “Wherever you go, there you are. One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It’s not and it won’t. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what’s wrong with life. “It’s not fair,” we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.  If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” ― Richard CarlsonDon’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life (#Don’tSweatTheSmallStuff)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6

Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.  Keep your guard up. You`re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It`s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on faith. The suffering won`t last forever. It won`t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ- eternal and glorious plans they are! – will have you put together and on your feet for good.  He gets the last word.  1 Peter 5:9 (Message Bible)

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow waery, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Who’s driving you crazy?

A great source of stress comes from attempting every exhausting way to get those you love or those you have to work with to understand you. You may be struggling to improve communication or gain respect and understanding.

You may feel like your relationship or job is emotionally draining and taking all of your joy, peace, time and sanity.

You may be burned out from dealing with drama, deceit, dysfunction, or difficult people. The daily grind of figuring out what to say, how to say it and when to say it could be driving you crazy.

You may feel like; you are not being heard, they don’t follow your logic, you’re running into dead ends and they just don’t get it!

No one wins when you implode, explode, attack, blame, shut down, retaliate, whine, complain or begin to manipulate others. What you avoid or what you allow to anger you…controls you. OK…so now there is an old school song in my head…Stop in the name of love (Diana Ross and the Supremes). That’s right…STOP in the name of love.

STOP in the name of peace and well-being. STOP in the name of REALITY. The reality is people are different. Life can be messy, miraculous, mysterious, uncertain, unfair, beautiful, wonderful, crazy and painful.

Remember the main causes of your stress when you are exhausted from dealing with crazy and difficult family, friends, customers, and co-workers. These five things are most likely the source of your stress and unhappiness.

1. Your fantasies, denial and expectations collide with reality and you can’t make peace with reality.

2. You want somebody or something to change. You feel responsible to fix, change, protect or rescue.

3. You have allowed others to be like a vacuum cleaner and suck you into their “stuff”. You feel like a victim in a vacuum and you don’t know how to get out.

4. Unable to cope well, you now experience apathy, depression, health issues, quick fix temptations, let’s make a deal approach and lack energy and faith to explore your options.

5. You lack support, courage, faith, coping/communication skills or awareness to comprehend, mend, bend, blend, transcend or end the relationship.

STOP in the name of love and schedule your one-on-one life coaching/counseling session with me soon! e-mail or call 323.964.1736.

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