In an effort to emphasize the season of Thanksgiving, I’m celebrating it all through the month of November. Earlier I explained my 21 Days of Giving Thanks challenge, which you can read about here. Today let’s focus on giving thanks for the people we see almost every day of the week.
Day 12 – Give Thanks for Coworkers
Coworkers can either make or break a good work environment. Our coworkers are the people we interact with most in life. If you are a stay-at-home mom, then your children could fit the role (mind-blowing thought).
This post is not a persuasive essay trying to convince you that your coworkers are the greatest blessing in your life- quite the opposite. Sometimes God allows difficult people in our lives as a means of sanctifying us and growing us into Christian maturity. The Bible actually contains a specific Greek word that refers to us bearing patiently with people- as opposed to circumstances or trials- in the process of growing to be like Christ. You don’t necessarily have to like everything they do, but you can be certain that God has placed the people in your work environment around you for a specific purpose and reason.
God gave you this moment, right now, to impact your coworkers for eternity. That in itself is reason to give thanks.
Challenge: Thank God for the coworkers he has given you. Pray for them by name, asking God to give you wisdom to respond to them in a way that pleases Christ.