I Hate My Job And You
Does anyone else hate their job? And if so, what do you do to get by? At this time I'm pregnant so I had to stop searching for a new one. Also, my hubby cannot afford to support both of us. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
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---Maha on 7/19/05
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Christians are servants to God. We do what He wants.
- Are you serving God where you work
- Are you performing your work unto Him
- Have you asked Him if He will let you change jobs
- Is He helping you change jobs
No need to answer these questions for me.
I provided them so you could speak with God about what He wants you to do.
---a_servant on 7/27/07|
Hating your job ,friend, is not going to make you feel any better. I think we should begin to thank God for our jobs. So many do not have,even part time work, right now. We should also remember that God is our provider(Jehovah Jireh) and not our jobs. I hope you feel better.
You are also in a tough position in your marriage. You are pregnant, husband cannot support the household and you are angry. My prayers are with you beloved.
---Robyn on 7/27/07|
I am wrestling through this issue too. I find the responses to this post interesting- a bit contradictory. As I seek the Lord on this issue, listen/read Church teachings,etc. , I hear his contradiction too. I'm currently in a place of waiting on the Lord for an opportunity- the one's I've attempted have been closed doors. It is concerning, though. A great deal of job stress can be a wedge in one's relationship with God and others. It takes alot of prayer and praise to rise above- for a time......
---VM on 7/27/07|
What part of the job do you hate? Once you have isolated the reason, work with it - see what you can do to make it tolerent. Frankly, I've never had a job I didn't like, although there have been some where my attitude had to be adjusted in to make it more interesting. One thing that may help you is to concentrate on what's enjoyable about your job. All jobs have elements you don't care for, but all jobs also have elements you enjoy. (At least for me this has been true.)
---WIVV on 8/17/05|
While we can say that everything we have does not originate with God--Satan brings troubles, sin, sorrow, etc., yet even Jesus who did always those things that pleased His Father, was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Jesus rested in the knowledge that only that which the Father permitted would ever happen to Him--there were twelve hours in His day and everything worked together for good in Him also.
---Wayne87 on 7/30/05|
There must be reasons you hate your job, everybody have their limits as far as stress, personal pain levels, etc are concerned. I once had a job I had to roll to my knees to get out of bed because of the pain every morning. Think of your health and baby. Maybe your husband will work p/t temporarilly. More than one way to care for our "temples", everything is not from God, as his blessings adds no sorrows!
---bob6749 on 7/26/05|
Faithfulness right where we are prepares us for greater things. We strive to be faithful and prepare ourselves for what He would have us do, then He opens the doors. Solomon came to understand that it wasn't in what he had that mattered, but his relationship to God. Hate comes from within and God wants to cleanse us and give us His love--a new heart, a new mind. See Philippians 2:5-8. Please understand that we all FEEL this way at times, but He alone is able to keep us from falling.
---Wayne on 7/23/05|
It is often said that life is what we make it, jobs are what we make them too. Ask yourself one question, Did I choose this job or did God choose it for me? Now if God placed you here (all things work together...), then why should you hate what He has given you? He died for you, saved you, and then invited you to follow the way of the cross (for it does lead home). Happiness is in His will, happiness is the Lord. We submit and joy in whatever His will is, then He can safely entrust us with more.
---Wayne on 7/23/05|
Steve; Are you really blaming women for the fact that a man cannot support his family? You are getting a little ridiculous.
There are many single women who do not have husbands to support themselves. Are you suggesting that those women earn less than a man? Be real. Equal work deserves equal pay.
Why not blame the unemployment rate and the politicians in Washington for the lack of jobs in this country? Stop blaming women for all of your problems.
---Madison on 7/23/05|
, well, feminism made equal pay mandatory, so now men's pay isn't enough for a family, and women are forced to work to make ends meet. pray for God to help you in this matter.
---steve on 7/23/05|
Please be THANKFUL that you have a job now. Others are not as lucky as you!!!
---bebet3754 on 7/20/05|
Life is too short to do what you don't like. When I look for a job I pick one I would be happy to perform, someting I would like to get up for.
May be you need to take classes so as to qualif for a better job after yout baby is born. Start looking now into what you would like to do a bit later on. Finally remember if the job is not the greatest doing it very well is more likely to give you an upgrade to a better position.
---Pierr7958p on 7/20/05|
I have a little 4-word sign on my desk so I can see it every day. To some it may seem like a negative thought, but it reminds me to be thankful because no matter how bad things are at work or in my life....IT COULD BE WORSE. Let God take control and you'll see a change.
---Nan on 7/20/05|
hi, i know how you feel right now under your present physical condition. anything small can be magnified. if you go by statistics most people hate their jobs and would do anything to quit. why they even hate their lives and may want to end the same. condition your mind every day. go the extra mile to be the best in your job and with your collegues. dont indulge in small talk and get away from gossip mongers. you will have more peace and finally thank god for blessing you with a job.
---olive6374 on 7/20/05|
Maha: My dear it is not a matter of "getting by" at your work. God has placed you there for a reason. The worse the environment, the more reason for you to be there. We are "light and salt" in this world and your presence can change where you work. Be kind, be generous, be slow to anger, show the fruit of the Spirit (Galations5:22-26) and you will see the "fruit" of your labor......for God! Blessings to you, your hubby and the wee one to be born!!
---Elsie on 7/20/05|
At times i sing a jingle, "Don't think, don't feel, just do. i'm just passing through.~ i'm getting closer, closer, one day closer to the end. i'm getting closer, i'm one day closer to the end.~ Don't talk to anybody, just do the job and leave. Don't think, don't feel, just do~ i'm one day closer to the end."
---Eloy on 7/20/05|
no, I am not thrilled about my job. I am a patient person, so work with the people no one else will work with, this makes for a hard day. I remind my self at least I have a job. I ask God to show me who it is that I am to showing, God to. I try to "picture" which bill I am going to pay off with this days work. where I work is for sale, I hope the next place I work is better.
---Laure5469 on 7/19/05|
Well I can tell you this: most people dont really like their jobs and would rather be independantly wealthy! So dont feel alone. AND try really hard to be happy you have a job (i know you probably heard this before) because some people, like my husband, are trying to FIND a job! At least you're getting a pay check!
---sue on 7/19/05|
It may be hard, eperience has taught me to "go UP" above feelings, and stand on God's Word(s), which He honours above His own Name [Jesus]! Jn.chapter 17 is good reading, reminding us Jesus Christ already prayed for "those who are His", our Heavenly Father always heard Him on earth, how much more Now? If applicapable, Lke.10:19-20, Rom.8:'28'-39. Rebuke things vexing you, thanking God for your income. I Thes.5:18. You could be living in vexing places! God's Best & Maranatha!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 7/19/05|
As Christians "getting by" is realizing that we work for God.
When I come home and had a bad day at work, maybe I was distracted, goofing off-whatever, I feel like I owe an explaination to God for the way I drug his name through the mud today.
Maybe not everyone sees it this way, but out there in the world we are to be different than those without the Lord.
Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth"
Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world."
---Pharisee on 7/19/05|
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If you are trapped in this job, complaning about it is going to make it harder on you. Cast out the bad thoughts. Ask God to help you endure your time. Try to make it more pleasurable for others there. Talk about possitive things. Stop thinking about how much you hate it. Make yourself stop.
---Linda3939 on 7/19/05|