I joined a team within my company about a year ago and am now regretting it. I am the only straight (and female, and Christian) person in a group of five money-hungry, Christian-hating gay men whose mouths and minds are filled with the most vile things, and they speak of everyone around them -clients, other teams, anyone - with bitter contempt. I was not the most devoted Christian when I joined, so it would be an unpleasant surprise to my team if I were to begin to demonstrate my faith, even in the smallest ways. In fact, whenever they take the opportunity to bash believers, I stay silent for fear of putting my job in jeopardy. They managed to push out the previous girl, who was also a Christian. My desire is to leave the team and find a better fit - as well as something closer to home (my commute is over an hour one way).
I have been praying persistently to Jesus to invoke the Holy Spirit to either strengthen my walk and help me endure this job, or provide a better opportunity. But neither has happened, and I live in constant discouragement.
Recently I was presented with a better offer from a Godly team in my hometown. I turned it down before my resume was even accepted, simply because the ringleader of my team suspected I was looking for another job, and offered me a $200 gas card and a .50-cent an hour raise. Now I feel like Judas, who was bought out by the Pharisees for a bag of coins. Furthermore, my boss has recently insisted on helping me financially with moving into my new apartment. So I feel ashamed, because in a way I am greatly indebted to him.
Would there be a reason for God to keep me in this job - possibly to use it as a mission field? I should hope not, no Christian should have to be surrounded by this daily filth! But I’m afraid since I forfeited my chance at a better opportunity for a few cents more an hour, I have indeed messed up God’s plan, and now must remain here as a consequence. How am I ever to know which path God wants me to take?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
By Holly Joy
Full of thankfulness today. My husband is an invalid. Yesterday his hospital bed made funny noise, quit working and looked bent.
Supplier was able to respond in one day and it turned out to be only a bolt that had fallen out. He replaced it and checked all the other bolts in a few minutes. I was afraid it was going to be a huge deal and that they would try to bill me even though it is new bed.
Praise the Lord for being so good to us. He truly blessed us according to His riches in Glory
So, hello everyone. Sharing something personal, so here goes...
I've been married 18 months and I am realising that I'm married to a man who lacks communication skills. Don't know how other husbands are... But he doesn't talk much with me even after I've requested that I need him to talk with me more (and I plan dates etc to make this happen but still even there he'll be silent). He makes no effort with things that make me happy like he's never bought me flowers, never randomly text or called, hasn't initiated quality time and dates etc. He has stopped initiating and making effort. I feel he's going through something and I ask him if anything is bothering him but he says no.
I know there's some tension due to a work issue but we are managing well.
What advice can you give?
PS... we are Christians and go to church.