Monday, October 12, 2015

Leaving your employer

Jacob had worked for his uncle Laban twenty years. Jacob had married his two daughters and his work had blessed Laban who was a difficult man to work for.
Gen 31:6  And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
Gen 31:7  And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
Gen 31:8  If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
Gen 31:9  Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
It was time for Jacob to take his wives and their possessions and to leave Laban to return to the land of Canaan. They had to sneak out to prevent Laban from stopping them. I would imagine that many would agree that working for another person has at times been difficult. Perhaps they had held back your wages, no raises, no benefits, but as a Christian we are to do our best as unto the LORD. From experience it is best to remain where you are until God releases you. It is good to seek God for any changes. I would suggest that you examine your gifts and talents and look to using these. We all were given certain gifts from God to use for his glory. Do not move until you are sure it is time. God will let you know. We must work through our dissatisfaction. It is human nature to grumble and complain. If we do our best God is faithful to prosper us and to meet our needs. Do not have a negative spirit of rebellion and entitlement. Just be glad that your needs are being met. All is working to shape you into a useful servant.
Rom 5:3  And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Rom 5:4  And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Rom 5:5  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Keep smiling, you are loved.


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