Leave Room for God's Surprises in Your Career Path

August 21, 2013

By Stephen Martin

I once made a list of the best things that ever happened in my career, and I was responsible for almost none of them.

Yes, I’ve worked hard to take advantage of opportunities. But the fact that the opportunities arrived at all had mostly little to do with me. There was, for instance, the journalist who substituted for my ill freshman academic adviser during college and launched my writing career. The public relations pro who was leaving her job and mentioned offhand that I should apply for it. An unsolicited e-mail from an editor that led to a book contract. All these things helped me grow immensely, not just professionally but also spiritually. (Read the full article here.)


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