Hmmm, It’s About You and Your Boss

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How many times you have heard these words, “I really don’t like my boss!”?

Today, maybe you are one of the many workers who detest the management of your boss. Or maybe you are one of those people who have experienced having a boss with an unlikely attitude, and characters you don’t like.

You know, it’s normal. Wherever/whoever you work for, there will only be two forms of bosses you can meet: the good boss or the bad one. And whoever they are in your life today, one reminder: they’re still the boss.

One experience I have had, was having a boss who never believed in God, and oftentimes angry even on the smallest errors. Being a newbie on that company, I didn’t liked my working environment. I felt like a boss should never act like that. But when I have read these Bible verses, my mind was enlightened:

Ephesians 6:5 to 7

 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

1 Peter 2:18

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

And I, on that time, wasn’t able to show others on what a good servant should be. There was one common line I heard on a Christian radio, that says… “What is the final answer of success? It’s in this: In whatever work we do, God is ultimately our boss.” This is true. If you can see a reflected picture of your work, you can see that it’s not your boss who really sees all of the things you do at work – it’s God.

If you don’t like your boss, there’s one remaining truth that you are there to do your work, and to perform your responsibilities, whether you like the boss or not. Here are simple suggestions you might want to consider:

  1. Whatever good things you see in your boss, follow it. And for every bad thing, try your best not to do the same.
  2. Don’t participate in backbiting your boss. The time you join them, you are not pleasing our Boss in heaven, who is God.
  3. Help your other colleagues to mind their work (and to do best at their work), instead of minding the mistakes of your boss.
  4. Pray for your work – that God will give you the right attitude and a right heart in every thing that you don’t like about your boss. You know, when we pray, God is faithful to give us favor ( a special favor) in the eyes of our bosses (whether they’re good or bad).
  5. Be a godly example in the workplace. It’s not all the time that we are on a certain place to work. And the best thing you can leave to your friends, boss and colleagues, is an example which they can follow.

The suggestions are really simple but these can be impossible without asking God to help us. So, what are you waiting for? Why don’t you pause for a while and take this prayer to your heart before you report to work today?

Dear God,

I praise You for Your faithfulness in giving me another day to live. Thank You for this job that You have blessed me with. Forgive me of my sins and teach me to forgive the mistakes and the lapses my workmates might do to me today. Grant to me Your wisdom, to perform the tasks which I am called to do. Bestow on me patience, to persevere on the difficulties I have to face in my work. I humbly ask of You to give me a right heart towards my boss and my colleagues – that I may able to maintain a godly example and reflect Your kindness in all things and at all times.  I acknowledge I cannot do these things without Your help. By Your grace, I trust You to fulfill Your purpose in my life today. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son and my Savior, Amen.

If you haven’t settled your life to God, why don’t you take a moment and know Him today? (or just click this link HERE.)

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I am a hotelier by profession. When not at work, I delight in pursuing my love for art through paintings, designs and drawings. Inspired by living for the infinite God, I look forward to imparting my true joy in life's absurdities. A believer and follower of Christ, I aim to gain not just readers, but fellow friends who are in the same journey of living for God. Click me and join my little world.
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3 Responses to Hmmm, It’s About You and Your Boss

  1. Pingback: Urdu blog – 37 Hmmm, It’s about your boss | ChristianBlessings

  2. It is more than 50 years since I had a “boss”.

    On the other hand, I do have a “Boss” since I have surrendered to the almighty creator God and to the Lordship of Christ and to the guidance of Holy Spirit. Of course, their authority cannot be questioned, but then neither can their benevolence nor the working conditions nor the rewards.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Joyce has raised a very important issue for those working. Good bosses make us better workers and help us enjoy our work and fulfil our purpose in life. Those who are troublesome really take the joy of living from our lives and can discourage us to the level of quitting.

    I worked for more than 40 years in several coumpanies, and worked with many bosses. Each one of them a human being subject to frailties of sin-controlled lives. There were a few who loved the Lord and let His love shine through to their subordinates and a joy to work with. There were two bosses who had run away from the Lord andtheir pain became my pain. It was my privilege to be used of the Lord to remind them of His great love which brought them back to Him. Then there were those who really had lost their way in the world and were of the worst kind, whom the Lord showed me were in great need of His love. It was my responsiblity to show them the love of God. Through those experiences the Lord helped me grow in faith as I trusted and obeyed His Word – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” Indeed I can testify to the faithfulness of God’s guidance throughout my work life now that I am retired. Thank God He gave me wisdom and discernment when I asked of Him and that He moved on my behalf timely to show that He has been in control all the time. Praise God. His plans are always good for us though we wonder at the troublesome things and people that come our way. Overall we know if we trust in the Lord and keep abiding in the Vine, He directs our paths and in hindsight it has proven so everytime.

    I pray that those who read Joyce’s blog and have troublesome bosses will find that those troublesome bosses can bring you to a closer walk with the Lord if you learn to commit your way to the Lord, and let Him direct your path. Do not struggle but submit to His will. Nothing happens to you that He does not know. The temptations you face are common to man. He will make a way of escape when you have come to your limit and remember He is with you all the time as you abide in Him and live for HIm.

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