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Being a target at work. Please only honest responses.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ruthexex, May 15, 2021.

  1. Ruthexex

    Ruthexex Servant of Jesus Christ

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    I recently posted about witchcraft attack and some of the struggles that I’m experiencing. I also was encouraged to stick around and I thirst for this kind of knowledge. So I’m enjoying the experience. The topic I would like to discuss is why am I being a target at my work place. I remember when I was in my teens I use to be more pleasant always looking to please others and I use to think the more people liked me the more I would advance. So you can imagine me at 16 always people pleasing but getting no where. Not getting the respect Id desired and not getting the raise I wanted. Now over a decade later I’m content with what I have and I’m working on my internal insecurities. So when I’m at work I tend to keep to myself. I don’t like to gossip and I don’t mix my personal life with work. When I’m at work I’m at work and when I’m home. I’m home. I don’t want to mix the two. Just my preference. I do realize that other people may think it’s taboo or I’m a fool. But I just notice my see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil attitude makes me a target at work and I really do feel like a sheep in the mist of wolves. But with that being said There is this spirit following me. It somehow gets my coworkers to target me and surround me and make me out to be the evil one. No matter where I go this thing follows. I think it’s Jezebel but it could be my lack of trust in people or authority. I like to stick to myself. My supervisor at work just gives me the creeps the feeling you would get if a python was near by. I’ve experienced this feeling before in my toxic mother, my over intruding roommate and ex- husband. They all manage somehow to turn everyone against me if I don’t bend to their will. It’s like they want my soul and won’t rest until they have my blood. This feeling of uneasiness Usually comes when I’m around them. I don’t fit in and was never well liked but now I feel like I’m hated. I don’t know is God wanting me to submit to authority? Or he hates me like he hated esau. I’m not a trouble maker and I usually comply doing what I’m asked but after being abused, lied on, misused and accused by the people I once trusted I’m just learning to guard my jewels a bit more and not everyone deserves what I have to share. Maybe I just fell for the trap of a toxic work environment. The love bombing, the great pay and maybe there is something I’m missing. The writing on the wall? I could just be overthinking the whole thing. But I do feel like it’s a trap you know. Like these demons follow me wherever I go and they are just so relentless.

    Aside from all that. Has someone told you today how perfect you are. Your mere image is a light a split image of your father. God. Your truly perfect a unique master piece. Placed a little lower than Angels and made in the image of God. You are absolutely perfect and absolutely loved.
     
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  2. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    i am far from an expert of the things you speak of, but when i read your OP the feeling of "maybe this is selfinflicted" and not demons at all? Maybe this is your own thoughts about situations around you that create the "demon" from within?
    i do not say it is your fault, or that you have done this on purpose, but it honestly feels like what you experience is more within your mind than it is actually demons who attacking you or use other people to "attack" you.

    So yes in my understanding you may be the one overthinking the sitation. That said i do not say it is a nothing, because you clearly feel at unease, and you feel attacked, and it affect your being.

    Do not know if this helped at all.
    I wish you all well and hope you soon can solve your problems, so you can live a happy and comfortable life :)
     
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  3. RestlessSoul

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    In my experience, you often don’t see the best of people in the workplace. Jealousy, dishonesty, toxic rivalries, and shifting alliances based on self interest; all these things are functions of fear. If your colleagues are afraid, for their status, for their financial security, for their futures, they are likely to behave badly.

    Some companies seem almost to deliberately create a toxic work environment. Other, more enlightened employers, recognise the benefits of a harmonious workplace, and take action to ensure that all it’s employees feel valued and respected. Where do you think, objectively, your current employer may fit on a scale between these points?
     
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  4. Hockeycowboy

    Hockeycowboy Well-Known Member
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    I’m sorry you’re experiencing these things, but be assured that God has no part in it! James 1:13.

    Don’t forget that it’s the Devil that is behind much of the sorrow in this world. 1 John 5:19; Revelation 12:9.
    in fact, the Bible calls him “the god of this world.” (1 Corinthians 4:4.) And Jesus called him “the prince / ruler” of it. John 14:30.
    But the Bible lets us know that his control won’t be much longer. (We are in the “Last Days.”) And he knows that, too. Revelation 12:12

    Take care.
     
  5. Deeje

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    Sad to say @Ruthexex ,your problem is not an unusual one.....sometimes we have to face opposition from others occasionally.....but if its happening all the time, then perhaps its time to analyze how you interact with others. Could your 'internal insecurities' be the catalyst for your negative experiences?

    When you say things like...."I just notice my see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil attitude makes me a target at work and I really do feel like a sheep in the mist of wolves. But with that being said There is this spirit following me. It somehow gets my coworkers to target me and surround me and make me out to be the evil one. No matter where I go this thing follows.".....I have to wonder.....is it them or is it you? Please don't be offended but, have you been diagnosed with a mental health disorder? This sounds very familiar as a family member has had similar experiences and its not the people around her, persecuting her, but how she perceives the people around her and imagines or interprets it as people turning against her. If you are basically minding your own business, then why would that turn people against you?

    If you look up "Persecution Complex" it is defined as...
    1. "an irrational and obsessive feeling or fear that one is the object of collective hostility or ill-treatment on the part of others."
    This was the diagnosis of my family member. When you can identify the problem, then you can work with your doctor to treat it. Are you 'working on your internal insecurities' with mental health professionals and have they recommended any medications that might help with your responses to difficult situations?

    I am really sorry that this is happening to you, but as @Hockeycowboy has said...it isn't coming from God. (James 1:13)
     
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  6. danieldemol

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    Mental health professionals should be able to help you banish the phantoms in your life.

    That being said not being much of a gossip possibly will set you back in a group environment.

    Have you ever considered employment where you are more individually empowered? Jobs like drivers, meter readers etc are more solitary and don't require you to be an expert gossip or adept at workplace politics.

    All the best :)
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Hi, welcome to RF. Hope you find your answers here. My take on your problem is that i have seen it before with my brother in law and i suggest you speak to your doctor about it, he may put you in touch with the mental health services near your home.
     
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  8. SalixIncendium

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    Hi @Ruthexex,

    It would appear that you've suffered emotional trauma where the experience has led to a psychosis resulting in the appearance of manifestation of malevolent entities.

    If the trauma has, indeed, come to this level, I hope you take the advice offered to you here and consult a mental health professional and explain to them what you are experiencing as you have here.

    All the best in banishing your demons. :)
     
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  9. stvdv

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    Welcome to RF @Ruthexex,
    Seems kind of the best recipe in this world

    My Teacher taught me: "see no evil, see what is good, hear no evil hear what is good; that's the way to God"

    I take it practical, as my Teacher also said:
    "ABC = Avoid Bad Company", and
    "Run away from bad company"

    I just listened to 2 talks about narcissism. Seems to be rampant nowadays. Not easy to get out. I have a narc father and used to attract narcs. Now I follow the ABC advice

    I know that God loves us, but people not so much, so seems smart to guard your jewels

    That sounds like narcissistic tactics

    :cool:
    So you know that God loves you. Good to read. I like the above quote of you

    Love, Peace and Blessings
     
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  10. Ruthexex

    Ruthexex Servant of Jesus Christ

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    I would say it’s pretty toxic.
     
  11. RestlessSoul

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    I have a friend who works in an environment like that. Toxic is a word he uses quite frequently, to describe the culture at his workplace. It’s causing him a lot of stress and spilling over into other areas of his life. So you have my sympathy, if this is what’s happening to you. Is there someone at work you trust enough to talk to about this stuff? Some large employers have workplace counsellors, welfare departments etc.
     
  12. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    My honest thoughts are to look for another workplace.
     
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  13. Hockeycowboy

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    Hello, Ruthexex, I hope you are feeling good today.

    I’m glad others on here have addressed emotional health issues. I certainly wasn’t implying that the Devil is the source of your issues....only that it wasn’t / isn’t God.
    (It seems to me, that many times people — those who believe in God, that is — think that God is behind their problems, that God is testing them; when a close friend or relative dies, they are even told that ‘God took their loved ones’. Nothing could be further from the truth!)

    I hope that you will seriously consider the good advice that @danieldemol , @Deeje , @SalixIncendium & others have given you, and that you will get help to better learn how to control your reaction to these issues!

    I remember a wise saying: “life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we respond to it.”

    And really, the only things we have total control over, are our reactions, how we respond to events.

    Take care, cousin
     
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