I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly. (Psalm 85:8 NIV) When we establish the habit of praying and following the direction of the Holy Spirit, we learn that the outcome will always be in our best interest. We come to trust God and we rely upon his promises through our challenges at work. Once we experience his faithfulness we realize peace and security that cannot be achieved in any other way. Our soul and spirit are at rest. We should remember that our new found confidence is not from our own ability. It comes from God. We shouldn’t make the mistake of becoming arrogant because of the success we experience. Our accomplishments are a reflection of God’s glory, grace and favor. We are stars at work because we humble ourselves before His throne. Prayer-Father thank you for your guidance, success and peace at work. I know that you are present with me every day. You are the source of my wisdom and I want to reflect you rather than myself. In Jesus name. Amen
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. (Proverbs 4:14-15 NIV) God provides for us monetarily through our jobs. He presents assistance and helpful people to us in order to accomplish His will and our career goals. Sometimes opportunities are presented to us and we are uncertain as to whether they have come from God. How can we tell? There are two steps which we can take to find out. First, we can take a proactive approach by praying to God daily concerning our career. We can pray a blessing over our work day before we clock in or check our email. Throughout the day we can check in and acknowledge His presence. At the end of our shift, even if it did not day did not unfold as planned, we can thank Him. By staying in communion with God throughout the day, we will be more attuned to the Holy Spirit and will recognize a wicked spirit when they come into our presence. Secondly, we can avoid unhelpful and troublesome people. Rather than attempting to get along, compromise or win them over, keep a professional and appropriate distance. Do not adopt their unethical practices or conduct. Do not participate in lewd or unprofessional dialogue. Perform your job to the standards which your employer expects, however, maintain your Christian integrity and protect yourself from wickedness. [...]
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. (Proverbs 8:17-19 NIV) Our professional lives do not exist in a vacuum despite our best efforts. We attempt to separate our work lives from the rest of our lives in order to extract the most pleasure and relaxation we can from our leisure days. The truth is, when we are either pleased or stressed in any area of our life, it spills over and impacts the other areas. Our relationship with the Lord is the constant good in our lives. The fruit we yield in seeking and following God covers everything we do. God’s will and plan for his children includes our professional development and our material sustenance, and this all comes as part of a package. When we choose to seek and honor God in our behavior and decisions at work, we experience His peace, which is priceless. Our Godly conducts invites His presence and favor into the workplace. Aside from this, the best blessing and most precious benefit is eternal life with the King of Kings.