There are times when it necessary — even beneficial — to quit your job. For some workers, there are intolerable conditions that are better left in the rear-view mirror. You may need to reposition your future and go in a different direction. With a healthy and vibrant economy, there is no moral quandary to finding other employment.
There is a right way to do this.
Don’t burn your bridges. Don’t say things you shouldn’t say. Don’t bad mouth the company or management or your coworkers. Don’t walk out in a huff. Do the right thing, give proper notice, clean out your locker and leave with your head held high.
But there may be a reason to stay in a bad environment, especially for the Red Letter Believer, the Christian who is commited to living out the words of Christ.
Zacchaeus (Luke 19) is a great example. He was a tax collector – a despicable man who cheated his own people so the Romans could use him and lavish him with riches. Until he met a certain man from Galilee.
Jesus went to Zacchaeus’ house, they had a party, and there, everyone got saved.
The next morning, Zacchaeus returned to his job a new man. He didn’t quit because suddenly “he got religion.” He didn’t rat out his employer to the press. He didn’t go to the magistrate and give him a “piece of his mind.” He didn’t retreat to “full-time Christian service.”
Instead, he committed to living out Christ’s principles in the workplace. He went back to his job, still “Zacchaeus,” but as a new new man. He vowed to repay those he had wronged. He was now not just a believer, but a follower.
So maybe, before you quit, there’s still a little more work for you do
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