When work is a tough place to be
By: Keith Stevens
They say if you do what you love to do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life! But what if you don’t love your job right now?
It’s so easy to browse the job boards and see hope in just about anything that vaguely matches your skill-set. But many times the grass isn’t as green as it looks on the other side. If it’s a tough season for you at work these days, I hope this encourages you.
Instead of reacting to challenges at work, take time to listen and then respond. Get all the information you can and then make informed decisions rather than quick reactions. Take on new challenges with a joyful smile. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to take these skills with you wherever you go, so you kind of put yourself “behind the eight ball” by not embracing new chances to learn.
Take a “mental health day” or two if you need. Schedule time to truly evaluate what’s working and not working in your current role at work and discuss it with your supervisor.
There are always little joys along the way. Focus on enjoying the positive things about where you are. Soak up as much as you can, and lean on the relationships that you have established.
Give your job your absolute best! Remember to seek God in all you do. Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” And as always, begin your day with prayer and the scriptures. Here’s one you might want to remember: Proverbs 3:5-6 : “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge HIM, and He will direct your paths.”
No matter what your situation is like a work these days, God is with you, and for you. He has good plans for you.