Let’s be realistic.
Most of us must work to survive. It’s the rare person who can live a life of leisure, and fewer still who choose to do so.
If we can choose our job, it makes for a better experience, but what if we must get out of bed and drive to a job we struggle with enjoying?
God’s Word gives us three instructions that will bring God’s principles into our workplace, making us the best employee we can be.
Workplace Principal No. 1:
1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us:
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
We must do our job with a proper attitude. Show up on time. Smile. Greet coworkers. If we don’t want to be there, they shouldn’t be able to tell.
Workplace Principle No. 2:
Colossians 3:23-24 tells us:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Look for ways to do small things the best we can. Prepare that report with precision. Wipe spilled coffee from the counter in the breakroom. Leave a note of appreciation with a coworker.
Workplace Principle No. 3:
Matthew 22:37-39 tells us:
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
Support a coworker’s new project. Volunteer occasionally to stay after work to help out. Put both feet in the water, and God will keep us afloat in every situation.
The real deal is this: We are to be the face of God in every situation we are in, and that includes our workplace. We don’t have the right to complain and moan, not even if everyone else is on the dill pickle agenda.
Let’s be after walking in the footsteps of Jesus. It’s the only way to heaven.
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