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Q:

I've had some bad bosses in the past but my present one is the worst. No matter what we do, he always finds something wrong with it and never thanks us for what we did right. The situation is very stressful. Should I just quit?


A:

I don’t know whether or not you ought to change jobs, but God knows all about the pressures you feel, and He knows what is best for you. Don’t make a hasty or unwise decision about your job, therefore, but prayerfully seek God’s will for your future.

Perhaps His will is for you to find another job — and if so, He can be trusted to open that door for you. Or His will may be for you to stay in your present job — and if so, He can be trusted to give you patience and strength to endure a difficult boss.

Either way, don’t go only by your emotions or frustrations, but seek God’s will for your future. Remember: God loves us, and because He does, He wants what’s best for us (even if it isn’t always what we want). How do I know He loves us? I know it because He sent His Son into the world to give His life for us. The Bible says, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

If you have never given your life to Jesus Christ, do so today.Then pray for your boss — and for your attitude toward him. And no matter what happens, make it your goal to be faithful in your work. The Bible says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23).

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4 Comments

  1. Amanda says:

    Anna, I hope that you were able to get your answer or that God has worked on your heart. Jesus was a perfect sacrifice and because He loved you so much. It was supposed to be us, but he died for us and God raised Him from the dead!

  2. Janice says:

    This post is just what I needed to read. I enjoy my job even thought it is so stressful but my boss is so unfair and childish. After reading this, it only confirms that I need to pray more for her and also to ask God to give me strength in my day to day job. I want people to know by actions and words that I am a christian.

  3. Anna says:

    The thing I just can't understand is why his son had to die for our sins. I have read the bible, I attend church, but I have never fully understood why. As a parent I cannot imagine making my child suffer for anything. Why did he make his child suffer? I am not being facetious, I have asked this question many times and I have never gotten an answer that makes sense to me. Can someone please try to explain? It is my stumbling block and I need to understand and get past it. Thank-you.

  4. Martins says:

    I had a very similar experience. It was frustrating. I prayed that God should remove my Boss. I didn't realise I was praying amis until I was forced to resigned my appointment. I turned to God and asked for direction. God is such a merciful God, He provided me with another job that pays three times more than the previous job I lost. My advice is that you ask for direction from God, and let God order your steps.