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What Is Your Occupation? Part 1

Key Verse

“And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers” (Genesis 47: 3).

Text — Genesis 47:1-3


In a world that witnesses an increasing rate of global economic recessions, with attendant shrinking white-collar jobs, it has become increasingly important for youths to acquire different skills. These skills can be acquired side-by-side with formal educational programmes. Plato said, “No two persons are born exactly alike, but each differs from the other in natural endowment: one being suited for one occupation and the other for another. All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation in accordance with his natural gifts.”
Acquire at least a skill. Young Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of multi-million-dollar companies have appeared on the business scenes of many countries. What is required is the guidance of God for what to do. The pursuit of academic qualification remains critical for the development of the world, so, acquire education. However, you should develop yourself beyond academic qualification. Paul was a lawyer, yet a tent-maker. Are you a child of God? Seek His face on the occupation you can engage in for a successful career.


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Many youths have no occupation.

Prayer for today

Lord, guide me to a good occupation.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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