“He didn’t fight for me,” my colleague told me after resigning from her job that she held and enjoyed for nearly three years.
The “he” she referred to was her former boss, a guy that refused to back her wishes for a raise and a new title even though she was on the verge of taking on a new role—managing a more junior-level employee.
Those five words stuck with me long after she packed up her office and moved two hundred and fifty miles away.
Later, I understood what she meant. I mutually ended a relationship with a guy after realizing his priorities were askew. I remember talking to him on the phone about my concerns, hoping he’d acknowledge and attempt to rectify them. But, nah. He took that opportunity to exit the conversation and our relationship.
He didn’t fight for me. Or us, rather. He took the easy way out and I was left analyzing what I could’ve done differently.
We all want someone to fight for us.
Whether it is in our job or relationship, we find comfort in knowing that someone has our back. It allows us to find solace when braving unfamiliar routes. If we fail or encounter a roadblock, that person will stand by and defend us until the end.We all want someone to fight for us. w/ @workashleigh Click To Tweet
That level of protection is extremely comforting, but can also be a hinderance to our growth. When we rely so heavily on a person to hold us down or “save the day”, it doesn’t leave much room for God to do what He does best.
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
God is the only one that sees us flaws and all and is willing to protect us from any and everything that may come our way. Our bosses and boyfriends however, not so much. Man can only do so much and that’s where God shines.
If you find yourself in need of someone to “fight for you” remember that you’ve already got Him. Just ask Him to give you clarity and the right words to say and steps to take. He’ll do the rest. 😉