To the Woman Who Feels like the Only Christian in Her Workplace

To the Woman Who Feels like the Only Christian in the Workplace

A year and a half ago, I started working for a consulting company that provides IT advisory services to government agencies like towns, cities, and counties.

Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to feel like the only Christian in my workplace.

Honestly, because I grew up in the church, was homeschooled, and attended a Christian college, I had never really felt like the only Christian anywhere.

While I’m grateful to have grown up in a Christian environment, I did have a tough time transitioning to my new environment.  

Even 18 months later, it’s still hard to be surrounded by non-Christians for most of my week.

There are days when my workplace feels incredibly worldly—from the conversations that I hear to the after-work activities that my coworkers invite me to, to the décor that my supervisors choose to put in the office break room.

I can’t really relate to my coworkers. It feels like we have nothing in common, which makes me feel very alone sometimes.

But the truths below have strengthened me during the past several months, and I believe they will encourage you in your worldly workplace, too. 

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Three Truths For the Woman Who Feels like the Only Christian in the Workplace

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Truth #1: The Truth is the same no matter where you are.

The same Truth that you read before you go to bed at night, listen to on Sunday mornings from the front pew, and hear in the lyrics of worship music on the radio is the same Truth that is with you at work.

So no matter what your work environment is like, know that you can rely on God’s promises to sustain you. His Word applies to each and every part of your life.

Truth #2: If your office feels dark, let the Light in.

There are so many ways to incorporate scripture into your workplace. Here are a few specific ideas for you to try:

  • Write Bible verses on sticky notes and stick them on your computer.
  • Pop in your earbuds and listen to Christian music as you work. 
  • Buy décor items with Bible verses on them and put them on your desk. 
  • Spend your lunch break reading your Bible, praying, or listening to a sermon.

Truth #3: God placed you in your workplace for a reason. 

On especially difficult days at work, I have to remind myself that God gave me my job for a reason. I have purpose at my job, even when I feel purposeless, and you have purpose at your job, too.

While there’s nothing wrong with searching for a new job in a godlier atmosphere, know that you can have a positive impact where you already are. 

Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against you. Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors.”

Psalm 119:11, 24 NASB1995

As a final word to the woman who feels like the only Christian in her workplace, I want you to know this: you may be the only Christian in your workplace, but you’re never alone there. 

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