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I Quit My Job in the Midst of the Pandemic

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Late last year, I left my teaching job of 15 years—a job that gave me security, despite the constant struggle of balancing work and family. I had been feeling drained and discouraged for the past two years. Although I often prayed to God for strength to get through the challenging days, I found the work culture was stifling and toxic. At times I couldn’t even breathe or sleep well at night.
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How to Find Rest While Waiting on God

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Not too long ago, I went through one of the most anxious seasons of my life. I was in the midst of looking for an internship placement to fulfil my university requirement. I applied to close to 30 companies, went to a few interviews, and turned down an offer that didn’t feel right. Finally, I was scheduled for an interview with a company that I really wanted to intern at. Alas, I didn’t get the offer. I was devastated at the thought that I wasn’t good enough to make the cut.

3 Ways to Remain Faithful When Life Seems to be Going Nowhere

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My heart trembled as I scanned through the email. My worst fear had come to pass. My application to join an international arts group wasn’t accepted. Coupled with a slew of other job rejections I had received over the last 10 months, this was the last thing I needed.

How to Avoid the Comparison Game

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A few years ago, I was introduced to another kind of comparison, one that wasn’t the least beneficial. I had graduated but my career had yet to take off. I was far from achieving the accomplishments I’d set for myself. As I grew increasingly frustrated at the uncertainty of my future, I started to compare my situation to peers who seemingly had it all together. When was God going to answer my prayers for a job and alleviate my disappointment in myself?

How I Learned to Give up Control of My Life

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As I prodded through those six months of painful waiting, I realized that throughout my previous experiences, I had not sought God’s guidance for my life, but leaned on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Discontented with my circumstances, I had barged ahead and did what I thought best for myself—which led me down a path of unnecessary pain and meaningless striving.

When Covid-19 Interrupted My Post-Graduation Plans

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I finally did it! After two years of struggling with my research on lipid-protein interactions and writing my thesis on it, I graduated from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan in January 2020. I was excited about this achievement and had been thinking about the next step of my journey post-graduation. But I soon realized that God had different plans for me when Covid-19 threw my plans into uncertainty.

3 Questions to Ask When You're Job-Hunting

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I struggled a lot after graduation, asking God what I should do with my life. I could not find a job in the industry of my choice, so I took one I knew I wouldn’t stay at. Work was not the meaningful, passionate experience I had imagined it would be. Instead, it turned out to be mundane, filled with politics, office gossip, and sometimes, simply a survival game to get to the top. I started thinking about what I wanted to do in the long-term. How should I work for the Lord and find satisfaction in my toil for Him?

3 Things I Learned When I Couldn't Find A Job

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Perhaps right now you are in the same position I was back then, worrying about your job prospects in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. If so, I hope the lessons I’m about to share will help you through this uncertain and trying time.

How to Grow in Faith When You Feel Stuck

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In the beginning, my heart was filled with hope and enthusiasm. I prayed to God and told Him that if He wanted me back in Singapore, I would obey. However, if His will was for me to stay in the UK, that doors of opportunity would open. I continued with my job hunt and actively expanded my network in hopes of meeting a future employer. But as time went by, my hope and enthusiasm waned. My applications were rejected one after another. Even my writing submissions were declined.