Do you dread going to work? Do you hate your job? Are you praying to God to deliver you from your current work place to another?
You may want a job that you enjoy more, that pays more, that’s less stressful, where you have a better boss and coworkers, where you have more respect or that’s more fulfilling.
As you pray for a new job, let me remind you that even though you are hoping and even working towards something new…remember that God has you where you are now, especially if you prayed for your current job. Think about how excited and thankful you were when you got it.
If you took the job without consulting God then you must be patient and work through it. Sometimes if you fall in a ditch, you have to walk IN the ditch for a while until you can find a place to CLIMB out or be PULLED out.
Also, be careful that you don’t have a complaining spirit that can spread beyond you and damage your witness. God HATES complaining…
1 Corinthians 10:6-11 (NKJV)
6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”[a] 8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 10 NOR COMPLAIN, AS SOME OF THEM ALSO COMPLAINED, AND WERE DESTROYED BY THE DESTROYER. 11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
Also, it is easy to begin slacking on your job when you hate it or when you have a new job lined up. It’s easy to ‘check out’ mentally or physically and not do your best. When you accepted your job you made a commitment to be a good steward to the tasks appointed to you. You are God’s representative on you job. While you are employed, God expects you to do a good job as if doing it for. If He expected this of servants, who weren’t getting paid, what do you think He expects of us who are getting paid?
Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ.
Lastly, when you are feeling dread about your job or even encountering difficulty on your job…stop and PRAISE GOD and THANK GOD for your job. It’s a blessing to have a job to sustain your life. Even if you hate your job, God is still God and He still deserves the glory. He will encourage, strengthen and sustain you through your sincere praise and thanksgiving.
Instead of frowning and complaining be a LIGHT in darkness. Let people see God in you. That’s why He still has you there.
1 Peter 2:12New King James Version (NKJV)
12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.