I am just interested in what you are open to whilst at work. Working in a factory,I have to listen to the radio!How does it affect your spiritual life?What do you do to counteract things like this at work?
If you don't have one already, you should invest in a good Ipod or Mp3 player-load it up with the Word of God, great sermons, Godly music, Audio Bible, etc and take it to work with you.
if you can't do your job AND be plugged into an MP3 or iPod, you can "pray without ceasing."Sometimes you can put your foot down if the station is unnecessarily raunchy. I work in a healthcare setting and someone switched the radio in the clinic to a pop station. I changed it to a more generic easy listening station under the guise that the periodic sexual references in the music made the clinic seem unprofessional. God blessed it and haven't had to deal with it since.Sometimes though, you probably will have to just put up with it. I wouldn't quit a job over it unless it was actually causing a sinful pattern in your life.God Bless
I do use my mobile phone to play Christian music and the bible. I am not thinking of quitting, What I figured is that a percentage of people work with either in a secular workplace with secular music.I have no choice other than to drown it out with my phone! I was just seeing how many people have to suffer with a din from the radioI just have to pray for the battery!If the world is getting worse hopefully god will give us the grace to get through it!The worst place that I worked had pornography on the walls and demonic music, I had to carry a little bible just to get me through the day.To me when I work I want to work unto the Lord and hopefully set my mind on things above even in a dark situation. As it is easy in a church situation but when you are flooded with filth allday long, how do you stay pure then?This is a question that I want to, as I have a deep desire to be pure.Dom
It's tough. In my line of work I have to deal with people recovering from injuries. They come to our clinic and do rehabilitative exercises and get treated (I am a chiropractor in an exercise rehab clinic). I lay hands on people for a living (have 3 children, a wife and a mortgage) and sometimes I get attractive young females dress in what is today's standard for acceptable exercise dress. I find myself bombarded with temptation to lust after some of these patients. What I have done in the past is pray in my head using the terms "my sister," etc. Other times I pray that God remove them from my clinic. And at times He has.I find myself wondering, do I comment on their dress? Or would it make me look like a pervert? These are dark days and these are tough days. I tend to stay in contact with the world and pray and witness. This makes me less vulnerable to even the heat of temptation. And we have to distinguish between sin and temptation, they are not the same. Being in the world means being tempted. Christ was tempted constantly and yet did not sin. This is our calling. Whenever well meaning Christians isolate themselves completely, I feel a spirit of legalism has overtaken the spirit of Grace.Hope that helped.