My children have been told that shut up is not a nice word that we choose to use but lately I have been bombarded with people who complain and whine on a regular basis about their employment. I’m not talking about the person who is on staff somewhere and considering if they should make a change. What I am thinking of is the person who dislikes their job and all their family, friends, FB and anyone who will listen knows it. This person may be on staff at a hospital, bank, school, law firm or church but they are negative and bring others down around them. Odd to me that they are so oblivious to how they come across!
I woke up this morning at 5 thinking about a meeting Pastor Perry Noble of New Spring Church in Anderson, SC had with his staff. It was bold, fresh and took courage, conviction and passion. Last November Perry had a staff BBQ. They had a time of worship and then he got up and said….If you are not working your dream job, please resign today. He went on to tell them that if they would resign within 24 hours he would provide them with a 3 month severance package. Wow! How much better would a business, church or ministry be if every one did this.
He went on to share…
- We cannot afford to pay people who are bitter about their job situation.
- We cannot afford to pay people who are trying to figure out what God wants them to do.
- We cannot afford to pay people who wish they were someplace else doing something different.
Scripture teaches that everything we do should be for the glory of God. Do you know that your work is part of your worship? When you work with all of your heart at your job this glorifies God. Going on FB, checking email, balancing your checkbook, talking on your cell phone, shopping online other than on your break time is stealing from your employer and a lack of integrity. It is also very immature. If you are complaining and whining this is not glorifying to God and it is not worship. Wake up and stop living in denial. It would be better for you (and everyone around you) if you went to McDonald’s and flipped burgers while you decided what it is you want to do in life.
Please, for every-one’s sake, If you are not doing what you were created to do, you should resign today. If you’re not passionate about what you are doing, you should resign today. If you cannot commit fully to the mission of your organization, you should resign today.
Life is too short to just work for a paycheck. Figure out what God created you to do and go do that.