One of the great problems families face is job loyalty. We have learned or been taught that a good job is hard to come by, especially in this economy, and that you should do everything you can to hold onto one. So we put up with undeserved criticism, unreasonable expectations, impolite customers, and exacting hours for a job for which we have no passion. And we smile, as we must, and our eyes glaze over, as they must, and every day, a little part of us dies, as it must. And then we clock out, go home, and release all of the anger and bitterness and despair onto the ones we love, who look back with sad eyes and wonder what they’ve done to deserve this.
We have married our jobs and quit our families.
Matthew 6:24 says “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” Although the two masters in this verse are God and Money, this applies to Work and Family as well. Both of these relationships require a spirit of servitude, and one must be deemed more important than the other. Choose wisely.