Fear is belittling the ability and capability of God. Anything that is fearful is not of faith, and anything that is not of faith is a sin. Fear is Spiritual, so we must deal with it Spiritually.
What am I to do to overcome the fear of joblessness after my service year?
Fear is belittling the ability and capability of God
If you are a believer, you must let this settle in you that you’re saved and sanctified so as to serve in God’s vineyard. But there are some believers who are saved , sanctified and are satisfied. Those that fall into this second category, are the believers that are ignorant. You must let this settle down in you that to receive anything from God, you must be a servant. Of course, we are serving God primarily because we love Him. But much more, the other reason serve as an added advantage to our service to God which is, He attends to every of our needs. So, you can’t be in service in God’s vineyard, and not be serviced.
Every church do have an entry door and an exit door. Likewise, every input device must always give out information as a result, so is every believer that God is daily loading with benefits for us. So, the returns we are to give to him, is to serve Him.
JOB 36:11 vs MATTHEW 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you .
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Matthew 6:33 can be read CONTEXTUALLY and CONCEPTUALLY. To treat this verse of the Bible Contextually, we are going to read it from verse 30 to 33 and we would see that the verse is saying is ‘ALL THESE‘ not ‘ALL OTHER THINGS’ shall be added to you. So, what are ‘these things’ that the verse is addressing? The basic needs of life; Food, clothing and shelter.
But addressing that verse of the Bible CONCEPTUALLY can be addressed by saying ‘ALL OTHER THINGS’ and while doing that, we will address it from the standpoint of Job 36:11 which is paraphrased as ” If they obey the call to salvation and afterward serve me, they shall spend their days after NYSC corps in prosperity because I’m going to secure a work for them and their years in pleasure, because the work will be paying them alot and be bringing food to their table”… Isn’t that awesome???
Back to Matthew 6:33, The first thing that should be done is to advance the kingdom through your service. During your service year, you have to seek His kingdom first. Many people love to plan on how to have a good savings to sustain themselves after service but failed to plan on how to serve God, how to spread the gospel in the territory they were sent to, and that’s why God also didn’t get them serviced then after service.
The first thing which you must do as an intending Corp member is to be thinking of where to serve. In fact, to you, NYSC should not be ‘National Youth Service Corps’ but ‘National Youth Serving Christ’. There are various platforms where you can serve during NYSC and these Include: Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship, Deeper life Corpers Fellowship, Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship and many other religious bodies. The most important thing is that you must think of how to spread the gospel through a religious body during your service year.
You have to serve God first. Elijah told the woman, give me everything you have FIRST, and after doing that, testimonies follow suite. NYSC is a wisdom of God in gaining territories and you must follow God’s plan for your life. The fact that you are alive and enlisted to be part of those that will be mobilized for Service, is an attestation that you are enlisted to be part of the end-time army of God that will cause revival to happen at every territory God is interested at.
Let me conclude by saying that it is normal and expected to have a feeling of fear while trying to pack out of NYSC assignment, but what I did during my own time will encourage you:
What I did
I served as the Evangelism Coordinator (Rugged) of the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF), Imo state chapter, central phase 2020/2021. So, when we were about to finish and I began to think about the status of joblessness in the country, what I did was to start praising God for He’s able to do exceedingly, and abundantly ABOVE whatever I can ASK….
I would confess that I will not wait before I get a Job. After various confessions, I would back it up with the fact that I am a servant…. So, the fear will leave me.
And by the special Grace of God, I stepped into the land (Imo state) on 10th March ,2020 and I resumed work on 10th March, 2021 (immediately after my service year).
Because I didn’t belittle the ability and capacity of God to get me work.
In the next part of this Series, I shall be teaching us how we can use Faith to create the work of our choice.