DEPRESSION OF DREADFUL WORKPLACES

One source of depression for a number of Christians is the workplace. It is not unusual to hear someone say, “I hate my job.” Moreover, the job seems to be a place where many have issues letting their Christian light shine in faithfulness (Mt.5:16; Phil.2:14-15). Blame is put on unfair supervisors, co-workers, pay, benefits, hours, off days, duties, and even unemployment. But, as depressingly true as these things are they are not an excuse for sinning. If we sin the blame is on us. There are problems on every job. Some people are unkind, some things are unfair, and some jobs are demanding. Nevertheless, we should remain faithful despite the adversity.

Be encouraged knowing that if you have a job you have more than some. Try overcoming the depressing aspects of your job by overcoming the evil with good (Rom.12:17-21). No Christian should let anything depress them to the point of unfaithfulness (Rev.2:10). Yes, we are told to work (Eph.4:28; 1 Thess.4:11-12; 2 Thess.3:10-12). But never forget that it is God who really takes care of us and not the job. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil.4:19).

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