Do you forget to pray at work? I have to admit, I often doubt that God cares about conference calls and billable hours. Sometimes, I think prayer doesn’t even matter in the office. Right?
Ok, I’ll have to admit. I usually pray at work when I am really desperate. Like when someone is driving me crazy and I think I’m going to jump off a cliff. Like when I know I can’t meet a deadline unless time freezes. Like when my skirt rips on the way to court.
Can anyone relate?
A couple of years ago, I decided to ask God. Do you really care about this situation at the office, God, because I don’t feel like you do? And I don’t see a way around it. But I’m going to trust and pray. By the way, I’m only giving you 30 days. I can’t take it any longer than that!
Here’s what happened. I committed not to complain and instead PRAY for 30 days about a difficult situation at work.
At first, I wasn’t sure I could do it. I love to complain. I love to be the martyr. And if I prayed about it, maybe God would ask me to change. I wasn’t sure I could live with that.
But when you’re really desperate, you sometimes get over yourself.
In less than 30 days, I received an unexpected, unsolicited apology note from a colleague who had really hurt me. God provided something I would have never asked for or even imagined. God blew me away. And I was just asking him to help me survive.
God, why don’t I ask you to intervene at work more often?
Are you struggling at work? Try the 30-day prayer challenge. And PLEASE let me know what happens, ok?