christian success

Philippines
February 14, 2011 2:59pm CST
how can christians be succesful in a company filled with hypocrisy and greed? A christian lady friend just quitted being a midwife for she was asked by a supposed to be friend to have pregnant women report to the former's office and require them to give birth thru caesarian section. the former told her that she gains a minimum of 5k pesos for each referrals she make. she's jobless now....her story is just one of the many stories that builds up that painful lump in your throat and make you feel really sick. how can and where should christians find real happiness with their chosen field of work?
2 responses
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
As Christians we are told to grow where we are planted. If your Christian friend left because of her principles, then she's got nothing to feel bad for. Maybe it's best for her to leave a workplace with crooked practices. We're not all meant to change every "bad" workplace. Maybe some of us are meant to just show righteousness and then leave. Who knows maybe somebody saw that act of righteousness and ends up changing himself. So in the end, we did our part to spread righteousness. We don't know the plans that God has in store for us. And success is not always measured by the position that we have or gain in our workplaces. We should be happy if we are doing God's work or what God would want for us to do. Real happiness in our chosen field of work doesn't also mean that we don't experience problems. Real happiness is gained if we feel God is pleased with what we are doing. Maybe it's not even the line of work that we have now. Who knows? But as long as we know that God is pleased with what we are doing, then we should just press on. =)
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
ecclesiastes ...live to glorify, to please God...that's the meaning of existence.
@JohnMach (556)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
In today's time, you can't live as a purist of Christianity anymore because many situations will not allow you to practice it as pure. You have to bend a little for sometime but all you need to know is that you are still a christian.