Games, Actions and Reactions
Posted on May 17 2019
Written: by Anonymous
Being a Christian in state government seems to be a challenge all the time. The political aspect of it is rarely fair or sensible so you either participate in the political games or you become the lone wolf. Being the lone wolf causes you to become more reliant on God to get you through each situation every day. Sometimes it seems you’re in a constant battle over the most minor of things, but it’s still a battle. The biggest battle is not to allow your surroundings to consume you.
You know you are to witness to people but sometimes your only witness is your actions or reactions; that being said it’s ironic how people knowing you’re a Christian they’ll push you to the max and expect no reaction/response yet at the same time when crisis arises in their lives there’s no hesitation to want to talk with you about the crisis or ask for prayer or guidance. But I think it’s that way in most workplaces, mine is not unique.
I have posters and plaques with words of encouragement all around my office. I play Christian music throughout the day. I have a Bible openly displayed in my office as well as a daily devotional. I am fortunate enough that I can close my office door and pray when I need to or someone else needs prayer. I do have Christian friends at work that are an encouragement to me and I’m so thankful for that.
Every day driving into work I thank God that today is going to be a good day and His light will shine in me. I pray consistently that God would remove the blinders and change the hearts from the top of the agency down. State government truly is in a very dark place right now and God is the only one that can change that.
Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’m always the best witness because the way I have been/or am treated by co-workers has created in me an attitude of self-preservation in the workplace. Just because you’re a Christian is not reason to be a doormat, you realize (in time) that you and your heavenly father are the only ones who have your best interest in mind.
The best thing for me is to consistently pray that God would reveal himself in a mighty mighty way.
I have found over the years I’m best to just stay to myself and do the job I’m asked to do to the best of my ability.
As a friend has reminded me, I repeat:
“No weapon formed against me shall prosper”; “I am the head and not the tail”; “I am above and not beneath”; “My enemies are my footstool”.
I KNOW that I have only made it this far by the grace of God!!!