I’ve come across this idea a couple of times from a well-regarded Christian university website: Don’t think that you deserve a job. The first time I saw this, I was dismayed, and after coming across it again, I had to think about it more (remember to count to ten before responding when angry!) and organize my thoughts. The statement didn’t advise that you shouldn’t think you deserve a certain job, just that you don’t deserve a job.
Most People Need to be Employed in Order to Survive in Our World
In our urban day and age, most persons rely on a job (or multiple jobs) to live. Very few of us (and probably none that are able to read this) are hunter-gatherers anymore, and sadly, very few of us are even farmers. Most all of us have jobs because those with the means control the land and wealth, and today, a very few people control a vast amount of wealth. There used to be movies made about the rich, the banks, the industrious turned industrial, taking over family farms (and the like) by any means necessary. These weren’t just movies, of course, but were made to show an unfairness and a harm in our “free” society. As our society became more and more industrial and urban, fewer and fewer people were left the dignity of working out their own livelihood.