Peace and Joy at Work
We spend most of the day at work. Where you work, the people who work for you, the people you work for, have a big impact on you. What do you look like when you come home after a bad day’s work? Your mood is lower than at your feet, and you better not rest.
That is why we have a great responsibility to ensure that the conditions in which we work and in which we spend so much time are favourable. If it’s toxic, make a plan. Easier said than done.
A friend of mine has worked for a prestigious international company for more than 30 years. Then they appointed a director whose purpose was to make people hell. A friend of mine has followed the right procedures to resolve the situation. But it was ignored. She was “poisoned” and it began to undermine her health. Eventually, she plucked up the courage and gave up. The move is radical and in fact so unfair, but for health reasons she had no choice.
Often we get stuck in this job and stay because we do not have the courage to run away and look for a new job. But it’s an unhealthy situation, and we’re slowly falling apart.
How can Christians follow the following instructions in such circumstances? 9 Bring slaves to become faithful workers, a bonus for their masters – without vulgarity, without petty theft.
How can you do your job with a song in your heart when you’re unhappy? It will be difficult to do what the boss expects when there are clouds around you.
Remember, we applied for a job. We went there on purpose and really got a job. Now it is our responsibility to follow each instruction in such a way that our work benefits us and the employer.
If you are in a position where you are uncomfortable getting up and going to work and you come home most of the night in a bad mood, ask God to help you make a difference. Be honest and say that you can not follow the instructions with the song in your heart, and list the reasons one by one. Write it down and ask God to guide you to the right answer.
Maybe you need to do something radical and look for another job. You may need to talk to your boss to see if you can handle the situation and improve the climate in the office. Maybe you should grasp this dream of doing your job, overcome fear, and do what God tells you to do.
Remember that God and His Spirit are with you. God wants to help you. Step by step. I am sure that God wants what is right for us, because He is our loving Father. Make it part of your everyday decisions, look for his direction and follow it. Here you will find joy and peace.
Titus 2: 9-10
Are you really happy at work?
Is this where the Lord wants you to work?
Or is there something else you should pay attention to?
God, I know I need to change something, but I’m paralyzed by fear! Thank you for being there for me. Please give me some wisdom about what to say and what to do. Amen.