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Sunday Scripture

02181821Have you ever awoken in the morning and dreaded the idea of going to work? You know the feeling…you take an extra long time in the shower, you linger too long over coffee, you drive extra slow down the highway.

I used to be that person. I really did not like going to work. While I loved teaching my students and I loved all of the other faculty, it was the principles and values of the organization that bothered me. For economic reasons, enrollments declined. That meant less tuition. How did they respond? The week after their annual (and very expensive) “holiday” party, people were laid off…

Oh what I wouldn’t have done to give back that silly political party and save five or six jobs! In following years, the same thing happened. I refused to go to anymore “parties” in the hopes that someone’s job might be saved.

Yes, I dreaded that place. There was no rejoicing when I drove up to the building or had to meet with administrators. With less money and fewer people, responsibilities increased for the rest of us. The stress was tremendous and I truly believe that this unhealthy environment contributed to the development of my breast cancer.

So when I read this verse, I prayed a quick “THANK YOU” to God. You see, He knew that I was not happy at that place. My spirit suffered on a daily basis. God corrected that.

I won’t say that it wasn’t scary to lose that job. When you are suddenly removed (whether by choice or not) from an unhealthy environment, there are adjustments to be made: financial, emotional, psychological, social. Somehow, though, the sacrifice balances with the rewards.

While you didn’t ask for it, I do want to offer my advice. If you are unhappy with something in your life, take some time to re-evaluate how important it is to you. Is a paycheck worth feeling miserable? Could you sacrifice something (anything) to take a job at a healthier place, even if it is for less money? If not, can you find small victories at work to rejoice over? Sometimes a shift in perspective can help, too. Try to find it.

Today, I have reached a point in my life that I am happy. I have good children, a loving husband, a supportive mother and father. My life is not perfect…Satan still throws darts and daggers my way. But it sure is easier to dodge them when I have a grounded family.

I hope you will find a way to rejoice in your work, too.  😀

By the way, I really have been devouring this new version of the Holy Bible (Modern English Version). Last week, this verse really stayed with me.

Have you ever awoken in the morning and dreaded the idea of going to work? You know the feeling…you take an extra long time in the shower, you linger too long over coffee, you drive extra slow down the highway.

I used to be that person. I really did not like going to work. While I loved teaching my students and I loved all of the other faculty, it was the principles and values of the organization that bothered me. For economic reasons, enrollments declined. That meant less tuition. How did they respond? The week after their annual (and very expensive) “holiday” party, people were laid off…

Oh what I wouldn’t have done to give back that silly political party and save five or six jobs! In following years, the same thing happened. I refused to go to anymore “parties” in the hopes that someone’s job might be saved.

Yes, I dreaded that place. There was no rejoicing when I drove up to the building or had to meet with administrators. With less money and fewer people, responsibilities increased for the rest of us. The stress was tremendous and I truly believe that this unhealthy environment contributed to the development of my breast cancer.

So when I read this verse, I prayed a quick “THANK YOU” to God. You see, He knew that I was not happy at that place. My spirit suffered on a daily basis. God corrected that.

I won’t say that it wasn’t scary to lose that job. When you are suddenly removed (whether by choice or not) from an unhealthy environment, there are adjustments to be made: financial, emotional, psychological, social. Somehow, though, the sacrifice balances with the rewards.

While you didn’t ask for it, I do want to offer my advice. If you are unhappy with something in your life, take some time to re-evaluate how important it is to you. Is a paycheck worth feeling miserable? Could you sacrifice something (anything) to take a job at a healthier place, even if it is for less money? If not, can you find small victories at work to rejoice over? Sometimes a shift in perspective can help, too. Try to find it.

Today, I have reached a point in my life that I am happy. I have good children, a loving husband, a supportive mother and father. My life is not perfect…Satan still throws darts and daggers my way. But it sure is easier to dodge them when I have a grounded family.

I hope you will find a way to rejoice in your work, too.  😀

By the way, I really have been devouring this new version of the Holy Bible (Modern English Version). Last week, this verse really stayed with me. Pick up a copy HERE.

One thought on “Sunday Scripture

  1. Would realy love to have anything free i never win .Moneys tight and i love reading amish books as i live in a realy small farming town and dont get to a book store often enough.

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