It doesn’t matter where you work. If you work at McDonald’s, Star Bucks, U.S. Motors (Nidec), or the Forest Service. You are there for a reason and you should look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work because we don’t really work for these companies I just mentioned. They may sign our paychecks (do they do that anymore?) They send our pay electronically into our bank accounts. But we work for Jesus Christ. And I am talking to myself here. There is someone at your work that you need to talk to, or witness to. There is a reason you are there. You may hate it there but stop running from it. I don’t believe in coincidence or luck. God placed you there. Get up in the morning with purpose and attack the day and see who you can impact, who can you witness to? Who needs to hear your testimony today? Is there someone that is hurting at work? Have they let you in?
Yes, there are people that I just don’t get along with at work. But is God testing me and you? I’m reading this book called The Bait of Satan, John Bevere, 2014 and here are some excerpts from it:
“Holy Spirit, enable me to live in Your power so that when God, my Father, is testing my heart that seeks after His heart and not the insecurity of a man [or woman] who seeks to take matters into their own hands.”
Or this excerpt, “Test my heart with obedience, Lord. I am committed to seeking only Your judgment and mercy, not my own.”
Or what about this one? “Make me like a Samuel who refuses to judge others but chooses to serve them instead.” Do you know how hard that is? But we are supposed to be Christians and we are supposed to have Jesus Christ inside of us.
“Holy Spirit, empower me to serve Your appointed leaders and not to judge or correct them. It is not my word of correction that is needed; it is Yours.”
Is this striking a chord with you? Because it is with me. I really must look at myself in the mirror now. But wait there is more: “Father according to Your Word, You have set me in the body just as You please. I am in the place where You want me, and I will not allow the devil to uproot me through the trap of offence.” In other words, if someone offended you.
“Father allow me to become a mature tree in whom you delight rather than one that is uprooted for its lack of fruit.” (Luke 13:6 – 9)
Every time you take control of the wheel of life and you move from one job to the other or from one church to another. You could be messing up a plan that God has for you. Let God drive the car!
Every single one of us has purpose in life. There is a reason we work at the job we work at. Every person in your life is in your life for a reason. The people in your family are there because God put you and them there. There is a reason for every person you work with.
Before we run from one job to another or one church to another, be in prayerful support if you should leave that job or that church and listen to the Holy Spirit before making rash decisions. Yes, I am talking to me. And finally, “My delight is in the law of the Lord. I will mediate upon Your Word day and night” (Ps. 1:1-2). If you are praying if you should leave a job, or church and it feels like God is not answering you, then perhaps his answer is No. Be in prayerful support for all important decisions.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed writing it. I love you. God Bless.