Let God direct your course

Everything in my new job was going wrong. An employee in a start-up company, I felt ill-suited to the work, intimidated by a highly assertive boss, and challenged by difficult coworkers. Besides these problems, it didn’t look as if the company would meet its goals, adding further pressure to a bad situation. I figured the only option was to jump ship.

One Saturday afternoon at a pick-up volleyball game, I vented my dissatisfaction to a good friend, hoping he would offer practical tips for moving on. My friend is a good listener, spiritually minded, and successful in business. I was sure he’d sympathize. After pouring out my heart about the—to me—untenable situation, he responded, “Stick to the wreck.”

“What? Oh, no!” I did not want to hear this. A “wreck” is exactly what this job appeared to be, and there was no way I could see myself sticking with it. I felt I was the victim of a bad situation, and this seemed totally unfair!

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