It's now become obvious that until the current system has been deconstructed and a new start is made, the job market is not going to become just tight, it will become rare to find any kind of Job.
It already is in many places. I'm speaking about jobs as we used to know them. In the future a Job will not be your source, the God Given Gift in YOU will be. Father is about to show himself mighty if you allow him.
There will be ways to make money. There will be places to work. They just won't be traditional jobs. They will be part time. No benefits. Many times cash for work, no checks. The underground economy will grow despite the attempts by the IRS to get a handle on this. Become used to working for cash. It will become the norm. I saw a guy at a Subway Sandwich store pay one of his helpers in cash the other day. I know this was an effort to avoid the mess that makes hiring people so difficult. This will drive hard the cashless society. It will be a matter of revenue for the government. It will become a hide and seek life.
It used to be that to earn big money you tried to get into academia or government. Those two sectors have been big pay for a long time with lush benefits and retirements. With the coming economic reversals in 2011 many of those will dry up. States are going broke and so is education. The big money is over.
To make it in this dire future any dependence on a Job will become frustration. You will have to become creative to find new ways to make money. A few will become entrepreneurs. They will become achievers and be able to engage or even in some cases hire people.
Government has pretty much destroyed any potential for conventional hiring.
Now if you are working, if you have a Job, you may not lose it. If you have been employed at a company, you may well be brought back if you were laid off. BUT, some of those BringBacks are going to be part time work so they don't have to enter the whole world of benefit costs.
The system we knew just doesn't work any more.
Here's the good news, you don't need a Job to make the income you need to live. You need to depend on the creative power of the Holy Ghost to show you opportunities all around you.
Business enterprises, even the smallest are a step to Independence. What do you know that you can put your ability into that you can sell for money? What service can you provide at any level that someone would give you cash for? What do you know how to do that others do not that someone would pay you for?
Do you know how to spot a good bargain and exploit it? My sisters make decent money finding junk at thrift stores and selling it on Ebay and Craigs list. A lot of hassle, yes. But one person's trash is another's treasure.
Perhaps you can learn to invest for profit. Stock and commodity markets. Real estate. Art. Anything that has the potential to go up a great deal.
Being of service to someone will pay great dividends.
Sales and commissions. Everyone will pay something to get additional sales. They will pay a commission. You don't even have to be an employee. Just make a deal with them and follow it on. Be certain however that you have some capacity to trust you will be paid.
Estates and inheritance can be a good source. But you say, I have no rich uncles. I can't tell you of the times when people with money have included non relatives in their will for kindness. It just happened again the other day. An old man who had relatives and a lot of money took a liking to the person who did work for them, care taking, errands. When he died he left a pretty substantial legacy to that person. She had worked for years for money, not a lot. But, she cared for him. And she was rewarded. You can believe for this, be of service. There are a lot of lonely older people who need a friend and a helper. Do it for the right motive, (not the money) and you will be blessed in more ways than you can know.
Settlements in your favor. Many times in insurance cases it can go either way, believe that it will go your way. Here's where your faith comes in. If you have a lawsuit, believe it will go your way. This is provision.
Rebates, returns, coupons. Learn to use the system. I know of a person who by carefully using all the rebates, returns an coupons pays almost nothing for groceries for her family. It can be done. It's hard work. That's why most people don't do it. But, it's another non job way to get money for your work.
Of course, you might get money in the mail. I have. Just out of the blue someone is led by the Holy Spirit to send you some. Happened to me several times last year. Sometimes someone will just send you a gift. Receive it with grace. It blesses the giver and the receiver.
You have money you put away, hidden, a stash. Or someone else did. Keep your eyes open. It's all around. You will find it. I pick up money I see on the street. Seems stupid, but I take all my loose change every day and deposit it in a large jar. At the end of the year I count it up. Last year was over $600. That's real money. When I find money laying around, loose change, it goes in the big jar.
Sometimes bills can be paid off without money. Bill forgiveness. Bill cancellation. Bills decreased. This is something you got for a price you agreed to and now has become yours for less. Money.
Learn to do things you formerly paid others to do. Auto repair. Home repair. There are ways to become skilled at doing things. Books, training. Just taking care of your own stuff will save you money, but in a way, it makes you money. It also makes you more valuable.
Tied in with that is getting away from payments. From expense. From stuff you don't need. Drive and old car and keep it fixed up. It's always cheaper than a car payment. Live a fasted lifestyle. Fast from stuff you don't need.
There are very few quick money schemes that work. Mostly what is needed is just hard work. Mostly it's finding a need and filling it. I am speaking from the anvil of experience. I have at one time or another done all these things. It works.
Here's the prophetic part, prepare yourself for the next big crash. This time the government won't be able to bail anyone out. The money is all gone. The government's actions the past few years have destroyed the employment picture. It's now time for you to learn to make it without a job. Jobs are not coming back for a very long time. 2015 and beyond. If you are going to make it you are going to have to learn now to make money without depending on a Job.
God placed in YOU the treasure that you can discover if you will try.
I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3You can do this. Father says, I believe in you as you believe in ME. I will provide, I give you the power to Get Wealth.
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18
Father is looking for ways to confirm his covenant with you. It's not only in a JOB. The Jobs Jobs Jobs mantra has place in other's hands the dream God placed in you. Your salvation (wholeness) does not come from others. It can, but it must come first from YOU. You are the vessel thru which he pours every blessing, even for yourself.
Be the good steward, take the 5 he gave you and turn it into another 5. He will make you master over much. Even if he only gave you one. Make another. Show yourself faithful in the little.
Work this out. It's God's plan. He doesn't want you to see a JOB as your source, but Him. Let him show himself Glorious in your sight. He will multiply your loaves and fishes. And do it all without complaint. In due season if you faint not, you will reap. Sometimes in areas you did not sow.
Philippians 2:12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. 14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generationGo out there and take your place. Wealth is never really created or destroyed, just transferred. It was laid up for YOU. Get in on it. It won't happen in that Job you are hoping for. that's just sustenance. Dream Big. It will happen as you step out and step up. That is the Word of the Lord for Someone.