With Godly Navigation
I examine my recent lessons and themes. What stands out is – am I content with where God places me? Are you content where God places you? Please join me on my journey to finding contentment with godly navigation.
Navigating The Battleground of the Workplace
Whoosh! I am back at work. After months of not being around people, I am now back at work with people from all walks of life.
Yet, what we have in common is coming back together after months of being apart.
So, I’m praying for strength -trying to not let insecurities get in the way.
“Bring it back to Jesus,” I say over and over.
Especially if feelings arise when I feel overlooked! Likewise, I’m not qualified, freeze, and act as if this is my first rodeo.
Bring it back to Jesus.
Anxiety subsides with Biblical scripture and wisdom.
The apostle Paul said:
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:11–13 KJV
So, in navigating the battleground in the workplace I learn it is important to be content.
Be humble. Finding contentment with godly navigation.
What I learned is that God places me where I am supposed to be.
If I fall into the trap of thinking that I should be somewhere else, then envy and jealousy with coveting can spark.
Also, when I do this, I am questioning God’s decisions – saying hey Almighty Creator of the universe you made a mistake.
This can only be my pride. Yes, finding contentment with godly navigation.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
My husband told me that he was reading Hebrews 12:13-15. Wow, what timing and what a difference this scripture makes.
12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Hebrews 12:12-15
It is important to stay in the Spirit when the situation is challenging.
But the beautiful words, “Pursue peace with all people” flow through me.
I must remember to extend grace to others as God extends grace to me.
Most importantly, do not let bitterness seep in.
Through reading God’s word and Bible study- I see how scripture applies to my life. It is one of the ways God shows me his will.
Golden nuggets of truth bring joy and peace into my heart.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 NKJV