The rain beat against my car window early one Monday morning. The weather appropriately matched my attitude as tears ran down my face. I dreaded getting out of the car to catch a 2 hour commuter bus into the city to work at a job I had grown to hate. A job where I was both overlooked and underappreciated. There was only one thing I could think of doing to fix this situation.
I wanted to quit.
But that just wasn’t an option. I needed the money and I had no other job lined up. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I was appreciative to have a job and I realize there are many people who would have loved my job. But the stress of this very demanding job (while facing some health issues) was taking a toll on me that left me wanting to walk away.
I can look back now and see that God used that season to grow my faith. He let me linger in that job for a while to stretch me, to shape my character. It was during that time God taught me 5 important lessons about navigating the difficult season of working at a job I didn’t like. So today I want to share those reminders with you.