Everyone struggles with some sort of weakness, deprivation, affliction, attack, or test from time to time. Jesus exemplifies how even in the face of such severe circumstances we can stand strong.
You invest more than one-third of your life at work. Punch the clock, turn on the computer, start your engines at 8 a.m., rest a few minutes at noon, but keep your mind and body in gear till the sun has set. Then tomorrow—repeat. Sound familiar?
So how can your relationship with God grow in all this? The easy temptation is to separate your life into two parts: career—public; faith—private.
But considering how much of your life you spend engaged in your career, perhaps that is the ideal place to grow in your relationship with Christ.
Make rest an activity. The commands to Israel about the Sabbath, while not binding, do communicate God’s concern that His people rest.
When it comes to working with difficult bosses, most often we need to resist our natural inclinations, lest we fall into sin ourselves.
No matter what the situation, people in every generation and age group have struggled with a lack of gratitude and feelings of entitlement. We have a long history of pride, narcissism, and faithlessness.
Many professions draw public attention like a slice of watermelon draws flies. Those who practice those professions are constantly in the news. There is one profession, however, that is neither notorious nor controversial.