Persecution.. It Comes With The Job

Good afternoon readers! Today was a beautiful day. I hoped you enjoyed it.

Today was a weird day for me. I am on day two of my job, and I got hit with every issue known to man by my co-workers today.

So I am sitting there, reading The Christian Atheist in between customers, and the topic of religion comes up. I was straight up told by at least 5 of my co-workers today, that they don’t believe in Christ, don’t go to church, and think that all religion is complete stupidity (that was the clean version of that phrase). I was asked about tithing, and building funds and mission funds, etc. For the first time in the 10+ years I have been a Christian, I have never felt to be persecuted, or to be an outcast for my beliefs. Don’t get me wrong, I like my job but this will be tough. As the title of this post states, persecution does come with being a Christian, I just didn’t know that I would experience it this way.

Any suggestions readers? I would really appreciate them.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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5 thoughts on “Persecution.. It Comes With The Job

  1. I have experienced some of this and it is not very nice but God gave me the scripture – Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34). You will be their light and just you continuing to pour out Jesus’s love to them. As they do not understand and you will be the one God will use to witness to them. I remember the first time it happened to me I wanted to lash out with words but not really nice ones as they were speaking really bad about Christ but thanks to God for humbling me and just telling them what I believed in and why in a softly spoken voice. They had no choice but to humble themselves as they could see I did not want to get into argument but wanted them to understand my faith. Pray every day and you will see you will be fine. God bless you xxx

  2. Maybe if you didn’t cram your beliefs down peoples throats, then they wouldn’t lash out at you. Talking about religion in the work place is completely inappropriate.

    • I would prefer to keep it that way, but when the topic is brought up by other people, it is hard. I am not cramming my beliefs down anyone’s throat. They weren’t “lashing” out at me either. They are just very open and very ok with criticizing without putting their-self on the other side of the spectrum.

  3. What a great opportunity!! If that came up – I would agree that the “religion” has gotten in way of the relationship – the desire of God to be united to us in truth and love. There are many damaging things about the church system – it is full of fallen people. Therefore for unbelievers, I would redirect to the love of God and His desire to be united to us which we see in Christ. Often those conversations are all about us redirecting – not getting caught up in the verbal back and forth of defensiveness. (not that you were – just saying)

    Rachel

  4. Maybe this is precisely why God put you in this environment in the first place. He does work in mysterious ways. Lead by example… that’s the most affective way I’ve found. Don’t let the persecution affect you. Stay your course and let the power of a Christ driven life be the example people want to imitate.

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