Unless you are retired, or have a steady stream of money coming in from another source, everyone needs a job. Yet, sometimes situations on our jobs test our morals and values. We want to retain our jobs to keep our mortgage up-to-date, fridge full, medicine chest filled, car note paid, lights on, and water running. However, what should we do when we are pressed to do things that we know are not right? Well, it is not an easy decision to make, sometimes. Try the following:
1. Stay prayed up! This will reaffirm to you that God is in control and has your back.
2. Read your Bible regularly! This will remind you of the blessings that come to those who love God and follow His word. It will give you peace and courage.
3. Research the scriptures for your problem! The Bible is a Christian’s instruction manual for life. Use it as you would use any instruction book. For example, Galatians 6:9 comforts, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Furthermore, Colossians 3:17 encourages, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
4. Follow your heart and conscience, while using your logic and head! Many times, it is not what we say, but how we say it. You can say, “I would prefer not to ---------, and these are my reasons why,” instead of saying, “I ain’t gonna do that! Forget that!” You can quit a job, but plan to leave, and leave on your own terms.
5. Don’t let fear rule! When we are fearful, we make hectic and rash decisions. So, let’s do as Joshua 1:9 orders, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with
you wherever you go.”
6. Remember you are a Christian! Granny used
to always say, “We all got to press a dying pillow for
ourselves.” That was her way of reminding me that
I had to show I was a Christian at all times, because
I never knew when the Lord was going to call me
home. She would end with, “Nobody can make that
trip for you.”
So, it may be hard, but do the right thing, even when your money is on the line. It’s worth it! Whatever you lose, God will replace it with something more valuable. Don’t you want to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord” (Matthew 25:23)?
This is one perspective. What’s yours?