Work can be a lonely place. That’s especially true for a Christian who is new to a company … or to the faith. Work is where most people find their friends. But what do you do when you just don’t fit in?

God knew we might experience that feeling, so He did several things to prepare us for it and to help us get through it.

First, He promised that He would be there with us. “… the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV)

He also assures us that nothing can separate us from His love:

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV)

We also know that God’s Spirit lives within each of us. It’s that little voice that says, “I love you,” and reminds us “you’re going to be all right” and “you can get through this”. It’s the very same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. Once we have accepted it, it lives within us. It will never leave us.

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:7-10, NIV)

When we are feeling lonely, we just need to take a few seconds to reflect on these promises. We are never alone. He is always with us, every minute of every day.

You may not feel accepted right away at work, but the God of the Universe has accepted you. You can relax knowing He created you to be YOU. He wants YOU to do your job for His glory. Over time, as you perform your duties, mind your own business, and do the right things over and over, people will be drawn to you. Don’t worry about fitting in with them … you already fit in with Him. You are never alone!

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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One Comment on “HOW DO YOU FIT IN?”

  1. And what a comfort it is to be reminded that we can never flee from His presence! Thanks!


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