Work is a hugely significant frontline – one in which we can join in God’s transformative mission through the work we do, the people we influence and the structures we touch.
Our work matters to God because we matter to God, and he has given us a creative role to play in his world.
Sometimes, though, there’s a disconnect between our working and spiritual lives. Or we can’t see how work is relevant to God beyond evangelism.
But that can change as we grow in understanding, learn to support others better and seek to serve Christ, the Lord of all, in all of life.
Working from God’s point of view can save you from quite a multitude of troubles. He released his potential into us and he awaits our subsequent action (which i suppose should be similar).
Consider using your workplace as a place of worship. Not the type where you scream on top of your voice but basically living as an ambassador of Christ that you may reflect and impact on your co-workers.
Pray through your workday. Pray about everything you do in your work – even the small things that seem like they would be insignificant to God. Pray before every meeting, for every decision, before moving to the next step in the plan.
In business or your work, you don’t have to get frustrated trying to figure out how to hit your next target. Sometimes you simply have to let go and let God.
Wait on God. Have you ever felt like you were spinning your wheels at work and getting nowhere fast? Allowing God to show you His timing will help you avoid the rough patches and respond more effectively to your biggest challenges at work.
Where do we run to when we want to confide? Men have proven not to be so trustworthy but God has shown beyond reasonable doubt that he’s got your back.
Be dedicated in encouraging and equipping your workmates to live happily in the joy that the sovereign king reigns in your life. Be that Godly smiling machine, it works magic most times.
I’ll bet you have a drawer in your desk with a couple of snacks to curb that mid-afternoon hunger. But do you have Scriptures handy to refer to when your soul feels empty? Keep Scripture handy.
Give God all of the glory. When we strive after rewards for ourselves, it’s easy to become self-centered, putting relationships and even our true success at risk.
Thanking God for our success opens the door for Him to work through us in greater ways and provide the favor and creativity we need to succeed.
Know the Lord as you work and see Him working through you for His glory.