7 Exceptional Affirmations for the Unemployed

Article by Dee DeWitt


It’s in the headlines, it’s on the news, and it’s in our day-to-day conversations with people we care about: family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and people within our spiritual circles.  Lost jobs.  Lost homes. Lost hope. 


When you’re out of work, where do you turn when it seems nobody can help you or those you love?  How to you overcome unemployment and the negative emotions surrounding it?


Try turning to God and using affirmative prayers.


Originally created in response to their own financial and personal challenges, I have adapted the following affirmations and prayers developed by Paul and Tracey McManus, authors of The 7 Great Prayers: For a Lifetime of Hope and Blessings.


1. Change Your Focus – Give Praise. Take your mind off your life’s challenges and shift your focus toward good thoughts and attaining a new job. For many of your affirmations, affirm as though you have already been blessed with what you are asking for.


Affirmation: I love you God and welcome you into my heart.  Thank you for blessing me with a new job.


2. Put Yourself in a State of Gratitude.  Take a moment and reflect on all the good things in your life and give thanks.  Change your thinking from lack to thanks.  Affirmations without taking action are just wishes.  Take steps forward every day to find a new job and give thanks for everything during the day.  There is nothing too small to give thanks for.  For example, thank God for the beautiful day, a smile, a kind word, not to mention your health, family, etc. 


Affirmation: Thank you God, you give me power, comfort and strength while I find a new job.


3. Connect with God – From Whom All Blessings Flow.

Feel God’s presence and know that God is within you right now, and that you are connected with God. When using affirmations … don’t beg.  Instead, talk as though you are talking with your best friend. Talk and affirm positively, and know that you are loved.


Affirmation: God, you are within me right now and you are helping me through my job search and helping me find the perfect job for me.


4. It’s Okay to Ask to Be Blessed with a New Job.

God wants the very best for us … “whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” Some people believe for some reason they don’t deserve blessings – throw this idea out once and for all … You are loved. You deserve to be blessed, so ask to be blessed in prayer, believe you’ll be blessed, and you will receive blessings.


Affirmation: I am being led on the right path for me today for finding a new job, leaving all the details to God … I am blessed.


5. Be on the Lookout for “Messengers” and Blessings.

Be alert to messengers and events that have been sent your way to help you receive the blessings you desire, which includes helping you through the entire process of your re-employment.  Set a goal. Have a clear picture of the job you want.  Put your re-employment goals in writing.  There are studies that report that those who put their goals in writing achieve dramatically better results than those who don’t.  So write down your re-employment affirmations in a journal along with your re-employment goals, and then take action.


Affirmation: God, because I see you everywhere, I easily recognize it when you are reaching out to bless me.  I take continuous action and leave no stone unturned.


6. Bless and Love Others.

“Love your neighbor as you would love yourself.”  When you are out of a job it’s easy to feel very alone and isolated in your negative situation.  Again, it’s crucial that you maintain a positive mental attitude, and an easy way to do this is to say short, loving affirmations, blessing others.   Decide to live in the now.  Don’t fret about the past, don’t worry about the future.  Don’t go through your re-employment alone.  Connect with family, friends, people you’ve worked with in the past, community services and your spiritual circle.


Affirmation: I love and bless my family and friends.  I love and bless all those who are in need of love, comfort and strength.


7. Use Your Talents.

Whatever you put into the universe will come back to you ten-fold.  You have special gifts.  Reflect on these gifts and how they can help others.  Be open to a completely different career; maybe a move to a new location.  With every adversity there is the seed of an equal or greater benefit.  While looking for a new job, stay active.  Help others.  It’s the right thing to do and you may very well connect you to a person or event that will help you become re-employed.


Affirmation: God, work through me now and help me do your good works. The more I help others, and do your good work, the more blessings I attract into my life.


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you … we are in charge of our attitudes.

-Charles Swindoll


Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

-Mark 11:24 (NIV)


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Posted on 30 September, 2009 in Career, Gratitude, Motivation
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