If you find yourself in a job you don’t like, try asking God what he has to teach you through this job. Go to God and say, “Lord, I’m in a job I hate and I can’t get out. Why am I here? What are you trying to teach me or do through me in this job?”
You remember Joseph—sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers, treated unfairly and cruelly by his captors, and wrongly imprisoned for two years for doing the right thing. Then God delivered him from that prison and he became second-in-command to the Pharaoh. Joseph said of his bad experience that his brothers meant harm to him when they sold him into slavery, but God meant it for good. (Genesis 50:20) Joseph allowed God to turn a terrible experience into a blessing. Please note, however, that God was able to turn it into a blessing because Joseph was willing to let him.
God may have you in that job you hate because he has a blessing there for you, but because of your attitude, he can’t work that blessing for you yet. If Joseph had gotten bitter, remained angry, or been rebellious, he would not have been able to interpret the Pharaoh’s dream; he would have rotted in that prison.
Are you rotting in your miserable job because you haven’t given God permission to use it in your life for good? Believe me, there are miracles waiting for you in that job you hate if you will, in humility, make up your mind to work for God, seek his reward, and look for the good that God wants to do for you and through you right where you are. You’ll know contentment even in a miserable job if you have this attitude.
This is the attitude that Jesus had when he was willing to leave heaven and come to earth to die for us. Surely it was a job he didn’t relish! However, he knew God would work redemption through it, so he submitted to the good that God wanted to do by sending him to a job he did not enjoy.more