7.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Employment 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When people say, “I hate my job,” I cringe. 

Seriously – it’s a major pet peeve of mine. 

Those who know me might say, “Easy for you to say, Denise. You love your job.” 

Yes, I do, but this isn’t the only job I’ve ever had! 

I get having a bad day at work; I get not liking some of the things that upper management may choose to do; I get being bored and unchallenged. 

Been there. Done that. 

But if you are miserable at work, there’s someone else who will happily take your place; go find something else. 

I believe some people simply like to complain. 

In a way, our society encourages it… how many sitcoms have you watched where the demotivated, weary dad comes home from the office. 

Or the movie with the “Horrible Bosses.” 

Or the undervalued employee who has had enough, makes a big scene and storms off in a huff, leaving a “managerial loser” gaping in shock. 

Our culture has made “I hate work” a cool way to think. 

But what an ungrateful way to live. 

Some may disagree, but I know this to be true – focusing on the positive can have a huge impact on our mental status. 

If you’re fortunate enough to be employed, perhaps looking for the positives in your job, rather than focusing on the negatives, will make it a better experience. 

Even the Bible says so in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” 

Moreover, the Bible instructs us to work hard, not to please a boss, but to please God! (Colossians 3:23.) 

Your work is a gift – an opportunity afforded to you by the grace of God. 

As you pray today, take a moment to thank God for employment. 

If you’re unhappy with your job, ask Him to guide you to something else, but ask Him too to help you be content where you are. 

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