‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’
There was a poster a long time ago for The Economist. It read ‘It’s lonely at the top but at least there’s something to read’ Meaning The Economist of course. I don’t read that magazine but I got what the poster was saying. In the war of the corporate world they were with you in that battle.
We have something to read. The Bible. I carry mine with me to work along with a daily reading called The Upper Room that I follow, and it helps me enormously. It’s been no coincidence that passages from the bible have appeared on the days when I need advice, strength or guidance on certain matters. Not just at work or home. Some days the passage has been relevant to something that my wife and I have talked about and I text her the passage. It’s also been a reality check during days when I felt it was all about me and my success. And on the days when I’ve felt just plain lonely, God has been my companion. I do have days when I don’t pick it up just through pure laziness. disobedience and a sense of ‘How can this possibly help me’? But I have to be disciplined and know that it’s probably the moment when I most need it! So, have a go at taking a Bible with you. Even if it stays in your bag for a few days it’s a step in the right direction. The direction toward a closer relationship with God.
‘Heavenly Father, it can be lonely in the workplace. Help us to get closer to you through reading your word. Guide us along the path that glorifies you in all situations we face’