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0222-Are You a Secure Person in Your Workplace 在你的工作中你是一个有安全感的人吗?

Our workplace is one of the most challenging and highly competitive environments to be in. There will always be people who are younger and/or more capable/qualified than us. We also might be persecuted for our beliefs in our workplace. If we feel threatened, our paper qualifications and prior experiences for the current position will not help us.Daniel in the Old Testament was a very secure person. He was one of three governors appointed by King Darius. When one of the three was about to be appointed to oversee the whole kingdom, Daniel’s competitors felt insecure and decided to plot against him Daniel 6:1-10. This led to Daniel being thrown into a lions’ den, but he survived unscathed. Additionally, when the King wanted to destroy the wise men of Babylon, Daniel wasn’t afraid of any competition from the wise men and he chose to protect them instead.

Daniel 2:24 Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation.”

Daniel was a secure person because his faith and confidence were in the Lord.

How do insecure people generally act in the workplace? They are more concerned about what people think of them because their identities lie in their name cards and their hierarchy in society. They will not employ someone better than them, find ways to remove their competitors or make others look bad so that they look good in front of their bosses. They also fear rejection, are boastful and seek affirmation/praise from others.

How should we feel in our workplace especially during difficult times? If we have already prayed the prayer of consecration for our work (i.e. “if it is Your will, show me Your will to leave/stay with the company”) and God asks us to stay, then we have to feel secure in our workplace. Even if we are removed from our current position and made to start all over, we know God is able to help us. What matters most is God’s opinion of us, not others.

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

We are blessed with all the spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus Ephesians 1:3. We are hidden in Christ, therefore we are seen as righteous, holy and blameless by God. We have been redeemed, washed and forgiven by Jesus’ blood. We are children of the living God. We have peace with God. This is the only form of security that allows us to experience His peace and grace during times of persecution, trials and tribulations, knowing who we are in Christ. We will not act like insecure people because our faith and confidence lie in the Lord.

Sermon Series: The Daniels of Today (Part 2)


在你的工作中你是一个有安全感的人吗?

我们的工作场所是最具挑战性和高度竞争的环境之一。总会有比我们更年轻、更有能力/更有资格的人。我们也可能因为我们的信仰而在工作场所遭受逼迫。如果感觉到了威胁,我们目前岗位的资格证书和先前的经验对我们并没有什么帮助。

旧约中的但以理是一个非常有安全感的人。他是大流士王任命的三个总长之一。当这三个人中的一个将要被任命治理通国,但以理的竞争者感到不安,决定密谋对付他(但以理书6:1-10)。这导致但以理被扔进了狮子坑,但他毫发无损地活了下来。另外,当王想要灭绝巴比伦的哲士时,但以理不但不害怕哲士的竞争,反而选择保护他们。

但以理 2:24于是但以理往王所派灭绝巴比伦哲士的亚略那儿去。但以理去对他说:“不要灭绝巴比伦的哲士。你带我到王面前,我会将梦的讲解告诉王。”

但以理是一个有安全感的人,因为他信靠主。

缺乏安全感的人在工作中通常是如何表现的? 他们更关心人们对他们的看法,因为他们的身份取决于他们的名片和社会地位。他们不会雇佣比自己优秀的人,而是会想方设法赶走竞争对手,也会为了让自己在老板面前显得更好而贬低他人。他们也害怕被拒绝,爱吹牛,也爱寻求别人的肯定/表扬。

在工作中,尤其是在困难时期,我们应该如何应对? 如果我们已经为我们的工作做了分别为圣的祷告(例如:“如果这是祢的旨意,请让我明白祢的旨意是让我离开还是留在公司”),如果神要求我们留下,那么我们就必须在工作中感到安全。即使我们从目前的职务被撤离并完全重新开始,我们知道神能帮助我们。最重要的是神对我们的看法,而不是别人的看法。

以弗所书1:6使祂荣耀的恩典得着称赞,这恩典是祂在爱子里所赐给我们的。

以弗所书1:3,我们从耶稣基督里已得到天上所有属灵的祝福。我们住在基督里,所以在神面前,我们是公义的,圣洁的,无可指摘的。我们已经被耶稣的血救赎,洗净,赦免了。我们是永生神的儿女。我们已经与神和好。只有这唯一的安全感能让我们在逼迫、试炼、患难中体验祂的平安和恩典,知道我们在基督里是谁。我们不会像没有安全感的人那样行事,因为我们的信仰和信心都在于主。

讲章系列: 现今时代的但以理 (第二部分)