Dealing With Workplace Stress
Millions of people experience work related stress every day. Do you?
God created man to work, and yet many are missing this blessing because anxiety chokes it out.
Marcus Aurelius, emperor of Rome said, “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself…… but to your estimate of it; and YOU have the power to revoke at any moment.”
Through God, we have the power ……to remove the power of what is causing us stress. To revoke it, we must be willing to let go and give it to God.
It may seem like your boss or coworker is the one causing your stress, but it’s much bigger than that. Ephesians tells us we’re fighting a spiritual battle, not just a physical one, and in order to be prepared, we must put on the full armor of God.
When I face these struggles, I’m reminded of Psalm 46 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help In trouble.” You can be still, and know that He is God.
You have an advocate with you even in the midst of struggles at work or at home. Arm yourself and lean on Him. Then, do your part to resolve the stress by turning it over to the Lord, listening to your superiors, and consider if it’s time to make a career change.
If that’s the case, the Career Direct assessment can help you see if your current job is the right fit for you. God has uniquely designed you – and has a specific purpose for your life. But discovering what that is can be hard! Career Direct is a simple and encouraging report on where you can excel in your career and life. It’s been a great blessing to hundreds of thousands of people across the world. By understanding your personality, skills, interests and values, you can operate in the areas best suited for you.