There’s a pastor friend of mine who used to say, “I write a letter of resignation every Sunday night and tear it up on Monday morning.” There are probably a lot of people who feel the frustration of their job but love their career. We get overwhelmed by demands and the difficulties of dealing with people who do not express any appreciation for our contribution. That’s why it is important that we express thanks to ourselves and find ways of receiving encouragement. A close friend, a life coach, a pastor, or a trusted colleague can turn the corner for us when we feel resigned to our “fate”. Our own self talk can gives us defeatist feelings as well. What do you say to yourself? We often don’t even recognize the internal dialog we carry on. Be conscious of what you are saying to yourself. Don’t resign to the status quo take some actions that help you feel better about yourself and what you do. Repeat after me:
“I am valuable. I am loved. I have a purpose that God has designed for me.” And while you are at it give some encouragement to others who might need it.
Scripture says, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” (Psalm 138:8)