Do you hate your job? Studies show that a large percentage of workers really hate their jobs. Maybe you hate it because it’s boring, because the people you work with are difficult, or because you have an impossible boss.
If you have a job you hate, here’s what you do: Change employers. That’s right—just change employers right now, today! But, you say, “I can’t just change jobs like that—today.” Oh, I didn’t say change jobs; I said change employers. Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23).
Did you realize you can change employers without changing jobs? Just say out loud, “I no longer work for that company or that person; I have a new boss. I now work for the Lord.” Keep that thought in your mind all day long as you’re working. Keep telling yourself over and over this truth: “I report to Jesus. Therefore, I must be careful how I act and I need to watch my attitude, because I have a new boss: Jesus.”
I don’t care how tough your job is or how much you hate it! If you work for Jesus, if you consider him your boss, if you continually remind yourself that you will give an account to him as to how you have performed in your job, and furthermore, that he will reward you if you do a good job, you can be content right there in that job you really don’t like!
Believe me, I know because I’ve had to practice this myself. For three years I worked in a job I hated and wanted to leave. The first year there I did everything I could to find another job, and nothing happened. Finally I realized God had me there for some purpose, so I decided to work for God, not for that company—and certainly not for that impossible boss! As soon as I changed employers, I was content in that job.
God taught me lessons for the next two years in that job I hated which I could not have learned anywhere else. He also used me to witness to others who worked there. However, nothing good happened until I changed employers.
If you’ve been working for an earth-person—for yourself even—you’ve been working for the wrong person. Make this biblical principle a reality in your life today: Don’t work for people, money, or a company. Work for Jesus. I promise you: You can be content in a job you hate if you work for the right person.