Don't Like Janitorial Work
I've been doing janitorial work for over 8 months now as supplemental job. I didn't want the job in the first place, but had no choice. The hours are uncertain and I'm not enjoying it. I've been looking for other work, but am growing impatient. Is my impatience God urging me to try harder to move on?
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---Kim on 7/21/12
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I once had a summer job while in high school shoveling chicken manure in the hot Florida sun for $1.00 per hour. It was torture, and I would get in trouble with the boss every time I would go for a drink of water. But jobs were rare and it's all I could get.
It was one of the best things that ever happend to me. Every time I would consider dropping out of college (it was hard), I would remember the chicken farm, and knuckle down and study harder. The experience got me through school and into a nice, air conditioned career in the defense / aerospace industry as an engineer and eventually, division general manager. Our lowest points in life can sometimes serve as a benchmark for our high points.
---jerry6593 on 8/9/12|
There is a difference between enjoying a job and being content is a job. For example: I was raised on a farm and there was nothing enjoyable about unloading a hay wagon next to the metal roof of the barn - but a lot of what I learned was on the farm valuable to me on the mission field. Maybe the Lord has you doing this because you may need the knowledge at some future time. (I'll assume He put you into this job.) But, there is nothing wrong in looking for another job, if He wants you to. God does not reward impatience, however, so I doubt if He is telling you to move on. Ask Him! (I've got 75years of God opening and shutting doors, so I know He knows what's best!)
---wivv on 8/4/12|
Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be CONTENT.
Php 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
---jerry6593 on 8/4/12|
Could it be that you are working for all the wrong reasons? Do you truly want to enjoy your job(s)? Then perform your jobs to glorify God not to glorify man.
---Steveng on 7/24/12|
I think that if you need the job you should keep it. But if you dont have to have the job then dont keep it.
---anna on 7/24/12|
If people use the system by getting on welfare, more power to them. Lots of people use -- and sometimes beat -- the system, from bank CEOs to the poor. The game is there, all laid out to play. So have at it!
---Smitty on 7/23/12|
Jed: Now YOU have a problem with YOUR reading comprehension. Try rereading the original post at the top of the page. Kim said the janitorial job is a SUPPLEMENTAL job. That means it is not her main source of income.
Also, in order to collect Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a person must either work part time, or be training for a job. Please use the correct terms when talking about Welfare. Disability is Disability. Food Stamps is Food Stamps and Medicaid is Medicaid. Welfare is the Cash Assistance. Welfare, or TANF. TANF only has a five year lifetime limit.
---Trish on 7/23/12|
Go get on welfare. Then you won't have to worry about working a job you don't like, and you can always blame it on the bad economy. Everyone's doing it these days.
---Jed on 7/23/12|
\\(Saw) Paul in the bible did many of the letter writings in the New Testement to the Churches from a dongeon or prison cell.\\
But he WAS under house arrest in Rome.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/23/12|
I had to work for 18+ years at a career I despised in a place of employment that was horrible. I prayed to get out of it for years, and the answer was always, "Wait."
God showed me how to glorify Him where I was. When the time was right, He then showed me how to get out.
Pray and ask the Lord to show you how to glorify Him where you are. Seek to do your best. We are supposed to do things as unto the Lord.
Also, pray for acceptance. It helps.
---Trish on 7/22/12|
One other thought...(Saw) Paul in the bible did many of the letter writings in the New Testement to the Churches from a dongeon or prison cell. Did you know he wrote many of the books of the New Testement? I think if anyone had right to complain he would have. The soldiers did not care much to support life of prisioners back in those days.
---Seek_God on 7/22/12|
More likely your impatience is just your impatience. God, like the Devil, frequently gets blamed for things that are OUR idea and wish to start with.
However, if your second job is interfering with your main job, THEN you should move on.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/22/12|
God knows all about your situation. Who are we to question God? Paul said it best when he ask the same question. Should the potter have control of the clay...
The mind of God is not something we often times understand! But rest assured that if you are there, God has a plan for it... Pray and study, stay focused on him.. he will lead you in and out of many circumstances in your life.
---Seek_God on 7/22/12|
If you don't belong there, still you may need preparation so you are ready and able to submit to God's leading.
---willie_c: on 7/22/12|
agree with smitty below. Also God may have to drag you through a valley to start climbing the mountain on the other side. Look for an opportunity everyday for a purpose. Even though it says you are a janitor your are a son/daughter of God as your first job. Keep searching good luck.
---Scott1 on 7/22/12|
It's apparently all right to yell at God and tell him you don't like your situation. David did it a lot in his psalms.
---Smitty on 7/21/12|