I’ve been sitting in the middle of a difficult workplace environment. It feels like I am daily dealing with chaos, confusion, and uncertainty. I wake up a lot of mornings wondering how my job will change, and even whether I’ll have a job tomorrow.
As a believer, I am supposed to trust in God today.
And though this might be my truth, my humanity often gets the better of me. I immediately try to solve the problem. On any given day of anxiety, you’ll see me applying to jobs or trying to find ways to be valuable in my workplace.
The idea of losing my job makes me so nervous, it makes me want to scream.
During one of my recent quiet times with God, I asked Him why he was allowing all this uncertainty to happen to me. Doesn’t He care about my financial freedom? I live in NYC – I have no other forms of income and I am genuinely not motivated in my workplace. Why isn’t He opening new doors? Why is He allowing my restlessness and confusion?
That day God told me:
“Could it be possible you are the one chosen to withstand the chaos of a dysfunctional company? Is it possible I’ve set this up for you to experience Me. Could I be the one who orchestrated this so you can be ready for the future in store for you?”
Today, you might be walking into something you don’t want to walk into. It could be the landscape of work, relationship, or within the workings of your own heart. You could own it, or you couldn’t it.
Despite what we can or cannot control, God is the author of our stories. He uses everything – including the things that unsettle you. I challenge you to find the lesson you’re being taught in today’s circumstance.
Prayer: Father, I am thankful you don’t leave one day untouched by you. Allow me to see your glory in unclear circumstances. Make me brave enough to walk through them in confidence. I claim the victory of Your Love over today.
- Philippians 4:12-13
- James 1:2-4