While on a pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) in Spain, I asked some of the most committed and courageous faith-driven business leaders I know to guest contribute to Purposed worKING. Enjoy! – Rusty
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.”
“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
Sometimes we can feel so alone in our work or at work. Perhaps it’s because we work remotely in our home office, or in a satellite office separate from the “core team”. Maybe we’re at corporate headquarters but we get left off of an important team assignment or left off of an invitation list to a meeting or event. Or maybe we bombed a presentation or decision even though we gave it our best thinking and effort. We’ve all started new jobs, in new cities, sometimes in companies that didn’t do a good job of helping onboard and integrate us. We’ve all seen environments where cliques are strong and breaking through is hard.
There are just so many circumstances that can allow us to feel completely alone, isolated and even ostracized. Yet, we are NEVER alone. We just forget that we are not alone.
God sent his Son to earth to be with us, to die for us. Having come as man Jesus is with us always. He walks with us always. He is more reliable than even the best co-worker, friend or even spouse. Jesus always shows up. The simple fact is, it’s us who forget.
So next time you are feeling alone, remember, He is already there. He is always there. We definitely are NOT alone.
Reference: Psalms 25:16-17 (New International Version) and Matthew 28:20 (New American Bible)