Hate Your Job? There’s Hope
The marketplace is generally a godless environment where money always gets the last word. You can be on top one day and hit rock bottom the next. Markets don’t really care about people, and investments don’t have feelings. Working for the man can be frustrating; work for him in the wrong environment and it will drain your passion for life. The truth is the workplace is where most people are robbed of their hope and joy in life. If you know that feeling all too well, read on, there’s hope.
You might hate every day of your life. But God says I still love every second of your life. And that’s the good news of the Gospel. Your gardens might be small, but God promises that we will be judged not by the size of our harvest but by your seed. Your job may make you feel trapped, worthless, and insignificant. But you aren’t going to be judged by how much you accomplish. Instead you will be judged by how much you accomplished relative to what you’ve been given. Keep working joyfully and diligently; know that God will reward you for making the most of what we has given you.
Ecclesiastes 3:12-14,22 says that there is no greater calling in life than to work hard and enjoy it. Similarly, Ecclesiastes 5:18-19 says that the true gift of God is the ability to work for a living and enjoy it. These verses matter because you can stand on them and ask God for deliverance in whatever situation you are in. Stand on these verses in prayer and ask God that he would restore you and your career – that you would once again be able to enjoy His gift of working and caring for yourself and your family.
There’s a saying that it is better to teach a man to fish than to simply give him one. If you love your job, adopt this mentality in the workplace and find ways to teach other people to love their job too. By doing this you are sharing the gift of God (Ecclesiastes 5:18-19) and therefore fulfilling your calling to advance the kingdom of heaven and share the love of God with all the world.