Friday, April 9, 2010

Life's Hardship Results Glory To God's Name

Today was a hard day’s work. Well, it has always been like this for the past 2 weeks. It looks like it is going to slow down a bit next week because the spring break is over. Truth to tell, I am really very tired every time I get home from work. I worked 6-7 hours in a day without taking a break. I only have a bottle of water and that is what sustained me for the entire day; and that is why I always make sure that I eat heavy breakfast before I got to work. I love my job. I thank God every day for giving me this job. I pray for the company that I am working in every morning. I also pray for the management, supervisors and everybody that I work with. I always pray that God may provide me energy and everything that I need to sustain the day’s work. I also ask wisdom from God to make my performance more satisfactorily. It is a tough job, but I love what I am doing. Above all, I need this job to help me come up with money for my Philippine trip which I want to do very soon.
This afternoon, my supervisor talked to me. She told me that my performance is good, but… I need to speed up. That kind of worries me, because in the last 2 weeks, they have been firing four workers already. Every day I worry about that, but I know in myself that I am progressing every day as well. I guess, it is not enough. I told my husband about that. I cried. I was worried that I will lost my job. I stayed in our walk-in locker for a while, then, my mom-in-law came inside to talk to me. My husband told her about my worries. She comforted me and told me that it happened to her, too. She told me not to take it seriously, that if I get fired, then, I will look for another job.
I believe that speaking your worries or problem out can help. I also have noticed in a lot of times that if I talk to my husband about any concerns that I have, no matter how big or small, it just settles all by itself. (God did it.) I believe that God is trying to tell me that my husband and I are one, and that whatever our concerns, worries or problems, it should be shared and talked between us, and God will do the rest.
I opened my devotion booklet a while ago and this is the Bible verse that my eyes had first set upon; “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3 The Bible tells us that believers are caught in a conflict initiated by Satan’s rebellion against God. Because of this, we are challenged to “endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”. In Paul’s day, the Roman legionnaires suffered in service for the emperor. As followers of Jesus, we may be called upon to do the same thing for the glory of God.
I have a big faith in God. I believe that He is the one who gave this job to me, so it is either He will help me improve in my speed or He will take me out from my job and will give me another one.
After writing this down, I now have a peace of mind and a smile in my face, believing that “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 I am beating Satan down, because the hardship he gave me resulted to bring glory to God’s name.


Denise said...

Keep smiling sweetie.

ME said...

talagang nakakapagod talaga sis..Nag work na ako sis.. Bumalik muna ako dun sa old job ko sa packaging factory for 3 days. kasi d ko kaya yung night work for long hours.But thank god i got a job also in hotel houskeeping..for 3 days..nakakpagod pala mag housekeeping..thanks for the prayers..