Topic: Understanding God’s Wisdom For The Workplace – from Seed of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018.
SCRIPTURE: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You exist as a representative of the Kingdom of God in character, conduct and action at the workplace.
Today is International Workers’ Day! On a day like this, it is necessary to learn the wisdom behind success at the workplace.
Now, it is important to know that, as a Christian, you exist as a representative of the Kingdom of God in character, conduct and action at the workplace; you exist as a light-bearer and a road-pointer for the ungodly at the place of work. This is why it is very critical to understand God’s wisdom for the workplace in order to show unbelievers the way to quality, excellent and exemplary service.
Now, what is God’s wisdom at the workplace?
1. Be an asset, not a concern
At your workplace, make up your mind to be a blessing and not a burden; refuse to be a welfare employee. To be an asset means, being a difference-maker and a change agent. As an employee, let your arrival signal change.
- Be Faithful, Reliable, Dependable and Trustworthy
Just as Potiphar left everything in Joseph’s hand and nothing missed (Genesis 39:1-5), let the heart of your boss rest because you are in charge. Let everything under your custody be safe. Let there be no story where money is involved. If you cannot be trusted, you cannot be entrusted.
- Be a Solution-Provider, Not a Money-Monger
Do not be a money-hungry employee, be a problem-solver. Identify the problems around you and solve them. Never let your boss notice any challenge before you especially in your unit; you render yourself ineffective and inefficient in that place if that becomes the situation.
Beloved, my counsel is, decide to be a change agent at your place of work. Do more than you are paid to do and after a short while, you will have a change of level in income.
Remember this: You exist as a representative of the Kingdom of God in character, conduct and action at the work place.
1. Identify the problems in your workplace and provide solutions.
2. Go the extra mile; do more than is expected of you at your place of work.
PRAYER: O Lord, give me the grace to be a solution provider at my place of work. I receive Your Help to go the extra mile Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Judges 13:1 to 14:28, John 1:29 to 51, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 14:15 to 16
AMAZING FACT: Approximately every 11 years, the sun reverses its overall magnetic polarity: its north magnetic pole becomes a south pole, and vice versa.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 01/05/1931 – The Empire State Building in New York is dedicated and opens. It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the time.
QUOTE: There are people who got sacked from work prematurely…they armed their enemies with under-performance and floppy work attitude. Culled from CAREER AND WORKPLACE WISDOM by Dr Paul Enenche