Do you like your line of work? Do you like the atmosphere? Do you like your boss? Do you like your co-workers?
These are questions that have passed through the minds and hearts of anyone who has had a job or has worked with anybody. We all have been able to answer “No” to some or all of those questions. I have been there! Not every task has brought pure ecstatic joy and excitement. Some jobs have even caused me to question the meaning and purpose of life.
I have found that no matter who you work for, it is good to do your best and to work as unto the Lord. If you feel your boss is as horrible as Saul was to David (Saul threw spears at David and tried to kill him, 1 Samuel 18), this is a great opportunity to ante up and show that you are worthy of being promoted in life despite how people treat you or how much they are paying you. David had the opportunity to get rid of Saul for good (more than once!) and spared his life due to the fear of the Lord in him. David was known as a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). God blessed him greatly!
It occurred to me this year that it is not necessarily the best situation to work under a boss who you would deem to be your favorite. I received a great example from the Book of Genesis where Joseph worked for a pharaoh who served other gods and the Lord blessed him mightily by positioning him in a high place under pharaoh even though pharaoh did not serve the one and only true and living God. Joseph was given great favor from the Lord and the pharaoh made Joseph his right wing man which entailed that he be in charge over the whole land of Egypt (Genesis 41:41). When it comes down to it, all of the blessing that came to Joseph were due to the gifts and influence that he had which where all sponsored 100% by God (John 15:5). Joseph came from humble beginnings (Genesis 37) : his brothers tried to kill him because he was their fathers favorite (They were h-a-t-e-r-s), he was sold into slavery, he was wrongfully accused and wrongfully imprisoned). Even when he was in prison, the Lord was with him and gave him success in everything he did (Genesis 39:23). God moved heavily in his life!
When it comes down to it, Prosper where you are planted. The Lord will turn what was meant to harm you into good. It is only he who can bless you far greater than any dream you can dream of..! – Sherry