Have you ever had a bad day at work? Or are you going through a season that makes sticking it out at work seem impossible? Our jobs are a huge blessing but sometimes things can happen that make us want to quit.
Perhaps your boss blamed you for something that went wrong. Or perhaps your colleagues are annoying you or are difficult to get along with. Maybe you were overlooked for a promotion yet again and you feel like you are wasting your time. Regardless of the circumstance, we have all been there.
Often times, the answer is not to resign. Oh we may feel like we want to, but the truth is we need our jobs as they help provide for us. In most parts of the world, jobs are hard to come by. With so many people unemployed, we need our jobs.
So how can we get better at sticking it out at work?
Shift your perspective
Most of the things that drive us crazy are quite small compared to major world issues. Sticking it out is a lost art. We want a quick fix and if things aren’t going right, we want out. Unfortunately, that thinking will not get us far in life. Try to step away from the circumstances and look at things from a bigger perspective. Chat to a friend or family member and ask them to help you see the situation from an outsider’s perspective. That should help you to put things into context and keep on going.
Find your purpose
Although your job is a big part of your life, it’s not the only reason you’re alive. God created you for a purpose and you can out work that in whatever job you do. Find out what aspects of your job really make you come alive. Find the joy in the everyday aspects of what you get to do. Look for ways to improve your skills and look for ways you can make a positive impact in the lives of those around you.
By sticking it out, you give God an opportunity to work in your life for a great outcome for your future. You can trust Him!
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