How to Deal With Mean Co-Workers
Written by Christi Given | March 23, 2017
In life, it’s inevitable that we will work with different types of people. Not everyone on earth will like you or always understand you, especially if you’re a Christian. Sometimes in the workplace there can be opposition or warfare, but stay encouraged because God loves you and wants you to show people His unconditional love, regardless of how they are acting or treating you.
Many of you may have difficult co-workers and really don’t know how you can love someone who is being divisive or mean-spirited, but we must turn the other cheek and keep ourselves humble in prayer. God is our defender and He will fight for you (Exodus 14:14).
Below I have five Bible verses and pieces of advice to inspire you to be that strong, unmovable and loving Christ follower you are called to be. Don’t walk in the flesh when you encounter trials, but really ask the Holy Spirit to help you and to give you the words to say when you are in a battle. Sometimes silence is the best way, and to simply watch and pray when we go into an ungodly territory.
Remember, PI Girls, God tells us to put on our full armor so we can withstand the enemies’ fire darts (Ephesians 6). Just like when we get up in the morning and we get dressed, we must put on God’s full armor before we go out into the world. When you wake up in the morning, before you leave for work or school, remember to pray, read your Bible verses and ask Jesus to help you throughout your day. God will walk with you and will speak to you, especially if you put Him first. The Lord will watch over you and will give you insight on how to handle certain situations and people.
Five Bible Verses to Help You Deal With a Difficult Co-Worker
1. Shine your light. (Matthew 5:16)
2. Turn the other cheek. (Matthew 5:39
3. Love your neighbors and enemies. (Mark 12:31; Matthew 5:43-48)
4. Walk in the spirit. (Galatians 5:16)
5. Overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
PI Girls, we are praying for you! Comment below if you have a prayer request!