Pursuing Success

Success and excellence in your career are opportunities to pursue righteousness or opportunities to pursue narcissism. There is no middle ground. In your pursuit of success you can either choose to follow the path of piety or the path of self-centeredness. Both paths will take you through seasons of abundance and seasons of struggle. You will encounter family crises and health issues no matter which path you follow. Along both paths you will meet loving, caring people who will walk Continue reading Pursuing Success

Decreasing Joyfully

You belong to God! God has created you for a special purpose for this time! You don’t have to claim to be someone you’re not. Rejoice at the position and abilities God has gifted you with. They are an honor bestowed on you from heaven. Be careful not to treat them with dishonor, unworthily or ungratefully. Be careful not to fall into the snare of being jealous of the promotion or recognition of others. Your identity comes from knowing that Continue reading Decreasing Joyfully

That’s Easy

Last week I was discussing with a colleague some work that needed to be done. As I described the work, their answer was “that’s easy.” I shook my head in disbelief, because for me it seemed like a daunting task. Later, I sat down and in two hours drafted a two-page business proposal. “How did you do that so quickly?” somebody asked me. My reply was “Oh, that was easy!” We can say “that’s easy” to a task, when the Continue reading That’s Easy

Unwavering Commitment

Before you enter your workplace, before you commence a new project, when you are in the middle of a project or as you are wrapping up a project remember your commitment to God. Don’t lose sight of the precious treasure you possess as God’s cherished child. God initiated His relationship with you. God gave you the faith to accept Him as your Savior and Father. God says to you “Don’t be afraid; I will help you” (Isa 41:13). God gives Continue reading Unwavering Commitment

Embracing Opportunities

In Genesis 14 we’re told the story of how Lot was taken captive after Sodom, the city where he lived, was defeated in battle. The city of Sodom had a bad reputation because of the lifestyle of its citizens. Living close by, his uncle Abraham could have chosen to identify with the lifestyle of the people of Sodom, but he chose instead to honor God with his life. When Abraham heard what happened, Abraham could have chosen not to get Continue reading Embracing Opportunities

Be strong in the Lord

How do you stand strong in God’s mighty power amidst the challenges you face at work? How do you stand against the devil’s schemes at your workplace or in your life? Workplace Challenges As Christians, some of the challenges we face in the workplace are of our own doing—consequences of our actions and attitudes. That’s why Paul warns us to live in such a way that nobody can find fault in what we do. Some of the challenges we face Continue reading Be strong in the Lord

Praying for Wisdom

Do you find yourself today launching out into a new venture or are you returning to what you were doing yesterday? Whatever you find yourself doing today, God promises that he will generously give you wisdom if you ask. God graciously offers you wisdom for both simple jobs and for very complex tasks. When the disciples needed people to take care of the routine tasks of the new church they looked for individuals who were filled with wisdom (Acts 6:1-3). Continue reading Praying for Wisdom

God’s Unfailing Love

God’s unfailing love permeates your workplace. God’s unfailing love infuses your home. God’s unfailing love floods every nook and cranny of your life. God’s unfailing love extends to each of your colleagues and customers. The whole earth is drenched in God’s unfailing love. Behind everything that is happening in your life there is a God of love – and that changes everything. Contemplate God’s words and God’s works remind us of God’s unfailing love. God’s words are right and true. Continue reading God’s Unfailing Love

Why I Care About Theology – Part 1

I work as a consultant for the railroads on the design and implementation of safety control systems. I am returning to school to pursue a doctoral degree in workplace theology, ethics and leadership. When one of my colleagues heard I was going to pursue a doctoral degree in theology he asked me why does an engineer care about theology? The short answer, is that theology provides a cosmic perspective on my work, a perspective on the boundaries and constraints on Continue reading Why I Care About Theology – Part 1

Walking Worthily

Work, rest and play are all a foretaste of glory divine. Gifts from the giver who keeps on giving. Gifts shaped just right for who we were created to be. Gifts to be celebrated as together we walk in a manner worthy of the calling we have received. Gifts to be enjoyed and rejoiced over community with humility, gentleness and patience, bearing with one another in love. Humility is an attitude of the mind. Humility recognizes our dependence on God’s Continue reading Walking Worthily