We can thrive as Christian’s working in the marketplace.
We can perform our work with strength, confidence, courage and excellence knowing that we are loved by God.
We can choose to be faithful to God and loyal to our workplace even when there are things in our workplace that aren’t consistent with Biblical values. We can choose to seek the good of the people we work with, and the good of the organization we work for. We can choose to live as men and women of integrity. We can choose to wisely take advantage of each opportunity for personal advancement. We can choose to boldly embrace every opportunity God may give us to influence the culture of our organization. We can choose to lead in such a way that people will rejoice when we are leading. (Prov 11:10).
Discernment isn’t always easy. There are many dangers and risks to our walk of faith in the workplace. Pride or discouragement threaten to destabilize us. We may be tempted by the lie that we are unworthy and incapable, or be the tempted by the lie of selfish ambition. Therefore God surrounds us with wise mentors and leaders (not all of whom may be Christian) to provide wisdom; to encourage us to step out in faith at the right time; and to help us see our blind spots. God provides us with His word to guide us into all truth.
Work doesn’t always go well. Actions of loyalty, choices to pursue the welfare and success of the department or company may not always be recognized. However as Christian’s are motivation is not recognition by the world, but glorifying God.
When you live to please God, when you choose to do each task with excellence, God may choose to exalt you, or he may not … God’s purposes are beyond our comprehension.
Don’t fret when you see haughty eyes, lying tongues, hearts that devise wicked schemes, people rushing into evil. Don’t be disturbed when you are surrounded by false witnesses or persons stirring up conflict. The Lord hates all of these (Prov 6:16-19). God has proven throughout history that He is more than capable of dealing with these situations in His own way and His own timing. In humility ask God to accomplish His divine purposes in the midst of your workplace.
God works through our kindness, graciousness, loyalty, courage, ingenuity and diplomacy. With the craft and courage of Christian leaders divinely inspired coincidences can change the trajectory of organizations. Without divinely inspired coincidences all the wisdom of the world will not bring success. Prayerfully, patiently wait for strategic events controlled by God to bring a climax to the drama of your workplace.
As Christian’s when we adhere to Biblical values and Biblical wisdom; when we allow our Godly character to speak more than our words we will gain the favor of those around us. Through grace filled living we will be known as people of wisdom and righteousness in our workplace.
How can you seek the peace and prosperity of your workplace?