#3. Bitterness will follow you to workI've known for several years that I don't work at the best place in the world as far as stability and pay goes. However, there are definitely many positive things about my place of employment such as being close to home, working with a Christian woman I've known all my life, and not having to deal with teenagers who only talk of sensual things. But when my life was filled with bitterness I became very discontent with my job. At first I didn't see the connection, I just thought everything was going sour all at once. It wasn't until I was watching the Basic Life Seminar by Bill Gothard that I realized the root of bitterness was distorting my view of reality. I began listening to the gossipers and those who only brought sad tidings. I allowed the devil to come into my thought life and project my job in a negative light. At times our company was like a house divided. Some were for it and some seemed to be against it. (Mark 3:25)
Once I realized the reason I was not happy at work was due to the bitterness in my heart, I was able to let the gossip roll off my back and disregard all the doom and gloom rumors that were being spread abroad. I was once again able to maintain a positive attitude that this is where God wants me to be and I will be here until God opens another door.
Maybe you don't go to work outside of your home, but you may be experiencing hardship in other areas in your life. Is there something you use to enjoy doing but now can't find enjoyment in? The problem may not lie in the activity or job, but bitterness from another area in your life. This is just another reason why we should all seek to get rid of bitterness in our lives.
* This concludes the mini series of "Things I've learned in the past 2 months." *