SOLUTION TO UNEMPLOYMENT

 2 King 4 vs 1-7

Joblessness is one of the major crises facing Nigeria and some countries. The unemployment rate in Nigeria has been significantly high. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),the unemployment rate rose from 14.2% to 18.8% in 2017. It also said that Nigeria's labour population increased from 83.9 million in the second quarter to 85.1 million in the third quarter of2017,a difference of 1.2 million in additional workforce.

The NBS stated that the total number of people in full-time employment (at least 40 hours a week) declined from 52.7 million in the second quarter 2017 to 51.1 million in third quarters.

It stated that the unemployment rate increased from 14.2 per cent in the fourth quarter 2016 to 16.2 per cent in second quarter 2017 and 18.8 per cent in the third quarter, 2017.

The number of people with the labour force who were in unemployment or underemployment increased from 13.6 million and 17.7 million respectively in the second quarter 2017, to 15.9 million and 18.0 million in the third quarter 2017.

It stated that total unemployment and underemployment combined increased from 37.2 per cent in the previous quarter to 40.0 per cent in the third quarter.

During the third quarter of 2017, the report stated that 21.2 per cent of women within the labour force (aged 15-64 and willing, able and actively seeking work) were unemployed, compared with 16.5 per cent with 16.5 per cent of men within the same .

The above report show the critical situation the people are facing in Nigeria and other parts of the world as regard to unemployment. It has become a monster that every government is trying to proffer solution to it.

From the beginning, God has put the solution to employment in every human being but most of the time we fail to discover this solution.
The solution is our purpose in life. Our purpose represent our assignment,job, work that God has designed for us in this world. Everyone that locate their purpose was gainfully employed. Our Lord Jesus worked till day He left this world, Apostle Paul, Peter, John and many others . In today world, we have many examples, Michel Faraday, Isaac Newton, Bill gates.
It is the will of God for everyone being employed.

Let us check for the solution in the manual of word of God.In 2 King 4 vs 1-7, a widow who was in debt and didn't have job cried to the man of God, Elisha, to save her from hardship and creditor who were ready to take her sons in place of debt.
She was expecting that the man of God will perform miracles that will cancel the debt and that Elisha will pray to God to supply food to the house of the woman supernaturally without the woman play any active part in the process. But Elisha was a man of spirit that understands how this work in life.
God empowered Elisha to perform miracles of abundant of food like it happened in Samaria (2 King 7) when God used him to feed the nation. The woman expected similar but she was disappointed that Elisha asked her what she had in the house.

From this story we can see that everyone has something that can help him or her to joblessness into purpose but we don't value it . The woman had jar of oil but didn't notice that it will transform her life.
If anyone wants to transform their life from joblessness to fulfilling purpose, the person must look inward to discover that jar of oil; what you despair, you see as useless but is inside you or you have it. At times , it may be your talent, gift or experience.it is inside you or you have it or you have acquired it. There is a power in looking, by reflecting on those that you have.

You must know that your solution and answer is not in some job outside there.. You carry solution inside you. The resources you need is inside.
you must discover who you are. You need to study yourself. Who you are is bury inside you. You are gifted and talented. Make a list of what you can do .
Be a lone with God for directions

What are the principle from the 2 King 4 vs 1-7 that transformed this widow from debt to provider
1. locate your purpose. What do you have that you don't notice or you don't value. It is inside you . Please don't look at outside. (Vs 2. A jar of oil. )
2. look for platform to demonstrate your purpose/ gifts. It will give you room to prepare. This is time to begin to sharpen your axe, you acquire skill that will able you to sharpen your skill.... Mattew 5 vs 14 (vs 3. Borrow vessels from all your neighbors)
3. you go into your closest, you be alone with God to ask for how to convert it to money.. Mattew 6 vs 6 (vs 5. shut the done)
A) Shut your door; also mean that is a period where your shut yourself from the enjoyment of this world by given yourself to read books on this field to enables you understand the pro and con of your assignment.
- It also mean you will do extensive research about the ways that you can use to convert your purpose into money. How you can com

What are the principle from the 2 King 4 vs 1-7 that transformed this widow from debt to provider
1. Locate your purpose. What do you have that you don't notice or you doesn’t value. It is inside you. Please don't look at outside. (Vs 2. A jar of oil)

2. Look for platform to demonstrate your purpose/ gifts. It will give you room to prepare. This is time to begin to sharpen your axe, you acquire skill that will able you to sharpen your skill.... Mattew 5 vs 14 (vs 3. Borrow vessels from all your neighbors)

 

3. You go into your closest, you be alone with God to ask for how to convert it to money. Mattew 6 vs 6 (vs 5. shut the done)
A) Shut your door; also mean that is a period where your shut yourself from the enjoyment of this world by given yourself to read books on this field to enables you understand the pro and con of your assignment.
– It also means you will do extensive research about the ways that you can use to convert your purpose into money. How you can commercialize your gift

4. After you have the above , you are now qualify to expose your goods and
purpose to world for commercialization. (Vs 7. Sell the oil)

Olayinka Abraham Oluseyi is a Pastor at Living Water Embassy  and head Retail Marketing at first bank of nigeria plc.

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