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Friday, May 8, 2015

I Hate My Job, Now What? Part III

I'm introducing the last and final reason for quitting a job-

3.) The Lord calls you out of it- It's a simple reason, but not always the choice God gives to us. If you've prayed about your job to the Lord and felt led to leave then, you should leave (once again, remembering that it's very important to have a job lined up before quitting.) Unfortunately, many times, the Lord doesn't usually call us out of our job, and instead, He wants us to continue working at the job that we dislike in order to improve our character and mold us more into the likeness of Christ.

Because this is so generic, I'm going to give you some reasons why not to quit a job, so that way you can see why it's so difficult to listen to this last response:

1.) I don't like my co-workers- they're mean/rude/lazy/make fun of me . . .

2.) My boss isn't a good boss/ My boss belittles me/ My boss is mean/ My boss can't do anything right/ My boss doesn't have any direction or organization/ My boss is demanding/ My boss makes poor decisions . . .

3.) I hate this type of work/ dread going to work

Those are all difficult situations and I can fully sympathize, but the problem with this mentality of quitting because of your circumstances around you being incompatible with happiness is not a good reason to quit for several reasons- there will be always something you don't like at a job. Believe me, 99% of the time you'll have at least one co-worker that you don't get along with very well. No matter where you go, these problems are likely to follow. You can't be defeated by one person's attitude or character. Good bosses are hard to come by. There's always going to be something you don't care for in a boss, but you just have to deal with it. Think about all the worse things your boss could be and you'll probably realize that you have it better than you thought. You can't just give up every time you are hurt or annoyed. Life isn't meant to be a bed of roses. God sometimes wants us to deal with these issues in order to strengthen us, to make us rely on Him more, and to be in constant prayer. I can understand the feelings of frustration, the worry over if you will have to stay at this job forever, how long the dread will last, etc., but just remember that everything in this world is temporary and it has an end. Focus on the positive aspects in the meantime while you're waiting on God, show the love of Christ to others repeatedly no matter what, and continue doing your best for the Lord in your calling until He calls you out of it.

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