I’m not sure about you, but if you are normal you probably feel trapped at your job. Even though times are tough, you would love to have a different job. In the recent survey Salary.com reported that less than 15% of us are “extremely” satisfied and around 65% of us are “somewhat” satisfied with our job. The folks at Salary.com found that 65% of us are looking for a new job with 60% planning to intensify their job search in the next three months.

Hmmm. Do you feel trapped in your job? Are you one of those looking at the greener grass in another pasture? If so, how does that feeling affect your job performance? And if you are honest with yourself, what would it really take for you to be happy?

Maybe you are asking, “Why do I even have to work? Why can’t I just enjoy a permanent vacation?” Well, God worked for six for days when he created the world. God gave Adam the responsibility of taking care of the Garden of Eden. So then, work is a God-thing.

Since work is a God-thing and so many of us struggle with finding satisfaction in our job, let’s see what God has to say on this subject:

22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. 23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ” (Colossians 3:22-24, NLT).

While we do not have slaves in our culture, we do have employees. Basically, God wants us to do our best at work all the time (whether the boss is watching or not). We may have earthly bosses, but the “big boss” is the Lord! We work hard to please God more than anyone else. So, no matter what you do or want to do, remember that you are working to bring a smile to God’s face.

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1 Comment on Trapped

  1. Andygoswick says:

    That’s so true Sam. It’s so hard to focus on your work especially when your job “bites” or is a challenge everyday-or hate your job. There are some like myself, who love their job-maybe not agree with everyone or everything-but I get up everyday wondering what life I may impact and who may impact me. Some aren’t so lucky while others are “breezing” through life with no direction which is sad. I think when we change our perspective of our job, do our best and allow God to change our heart towards our job, I think it becomes tolerable. Doesn’t take everything away or out of it, but it does help. Where’s is your joy or happiness coming from towards your job?? Other people, you , the boss, spouse etc.. should be God-for HE is the ONLY standard to which we should adhere too. 🙂