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Christians In The Work Place

Christians should be meek and gentle. How meek should we be in a competitive and aggressive work place? I get hurt all the time at work because I am a Christian.

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I was trained for my job by a woman who called herself a Christian. We were about the same age and I moved to a new city for the position without knowing anyone. This woman tried to get me to join her church saying that she thought it would be a good way to make friends. I wasn't sure what this church was about so I kept making excuses, not wanting to get myself involved in something I couldn't get out of. She was quite persistent, sometimes inviting me to two or three things a week.
---Rosey on 1/8/10

There is no instructions past turning the cheek once.
If Christians don't get the backbone to stand for righteousness no one else will.
David maneuvered his way through the whiny babies and went out and smacked the Giant with a rock, cut off his head and drug it in the dirt and challenged his sons to come on down the hill cause he had 4 rocks left.
When you have done all to stand then STAND!
---Elder on 3/11/08

We are to be meek and gentle. And to follow peace with all men, when possible. The keywords: when possible. We are not the scum of the earth...ok. I will not be treated as dirt. I am God's child and will be treated as such. I try to respect all people and therefore I want to be respected in return.I would not do any unneccesary competing but I try to be a good sport. I will only work a certain number of hours per week. I do not want to work on Sunday. I give this time and much as I can to my Lord.
---Robyn on 6/4/07

I have found that no one can hurt me unless I empower them to do so. I am a nurse and I make no bones about praising God for the miracles and healing I see everyday. I would hope and pray you find the strength to glorify His name where ever you go, and Satan can only hurt you if you allow it. I have actually gotten several of the "backslidden" girls that I work with back in Church, just by glorifying His works. Blessings and strength to you.
---karia_3875 on 6/4/07

Take a football player for example. Just because a football player is a Christian, does NOT mean that he will let the other team takle him and take the ball to score a point. Yes we are to be meek & gentle, but NOT doormats. There are some cases where even Jesus was aggressive.
---Leslie on 1/4/07

Please read Ephesians Ch.6 vs10-20 a couple of times. Note especially vs 19, "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel," I hope it helps you as it does me.
---mike_fl on 10/10/05

Actually, Elder, Christisns are supposed to use Jesus as an example of how to live our lives. He was ridiculed, rejected, beaten, tortured, interrogated, spit on and crucified but He never said a word in anger-He turned the other cheek over and over again. I'm in full agreement with everybody about not being a door mat,but we can be strong and steadfast in our Christianity (even in the workplace) without acting in a less than Christian way.
---Heather on 10/5/05

If you are a true Christian then you are a winner and God himself will fight for you, experience teaches me that the Almighty takes good care of his kids. Ask God in prayer to give you the boldness to fight back in this war. You can confront them, demand respect, use your chain of command, contact the State Labor Boards for harassment, serve them papers and suit them in the court, and if necessary have them arrested or get them fired from their positions. When it's all said and done, Righteousness wins.
---Eloy on 10/5/05

I teach middle school to inner city kids. I am anything but meek with them. They would eat me alive if I were.
---Madison on 10/4/05

It would be nice if we were all tough-as-nails and could handle any type of "confrontational" situation. But, at the same time, if we all had the same temperament, this world would be a pretty boring place. The book of Ecclesiastes says that God wants us to enjoy our work. If I were in a job situation that stressed me out, I'd pray for a new opportunity to open up.
---DoryLory on 10/4/05

Now for a Coine Greek lesson! In the Bible, there is a difference between, "weak" and "meek". In the Greek, "meek" means, "under the masters control." As a Christian, we sometimes confuse the two words. You can be competitive and agressive, and still be meek, IF you are under Christ control. Sometimes we "hide" behind Christianty thinking we are "meek" when in reality we are "weak".
---WIVV on 10/4/05

What job do you do? How do you get hurt?

I am in a competitive business but as a Christian, I operate with Christian principles and high ethical standards. I don't see being a Christian as a hindrance. It helps me in the job I do and gives me strength and peace.
---Annie on 10/4/05

Just because your are a Christian does not mean that you should let people walk over you. One of the problems is that you really dont understand the meaning of meekness, it is disciplined or controlled strength, one pastor used the example of an old Fire Horse, a very strong animal but very well trained and disciplined. You can be as meek as David was with Goliath, you can be assertive as Christ was with the money changers in the Temple. Be competitive for Christ!
---Phil_the_Elder on 10/4/05

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