ChristAlive! Archives: Impacting Workplace Culture
Old habits die hard. Growing up, the manner of speaking among my peers was anything but wholesome. We made an ongoing game of ridiculing each other for all manner of defects, real and imagined... We might have said it was all in good fun and without malice, but I’ve since learned that no matter the design, words have power beyond our intentions.
What does it mean to speak the truth in your place of business? Within your family? Do you tend to “go with the crowd” even in situations that make you uncomfortable?
What we say, how we say it, when we say it, to whom we say it – all of it matters to the Lord. Every word matters to the Lord. This isn’t surprising when you consider that most of the strife, anger, and disharmony in life are the results of what we say or what we hear others say.
According to the Population Reference Bureau, you are one of 180 billion people that have ever lived; yet you really matter. You matter to God and to his plan. You have a one-of-a-kind, unrepeatable and significant role to play, no matter who you are.
Do I appreciate the gift of freedom that God has given me? Do I reflect love and faithfulness to God and the people in my life through the exercise of this gift?
Which of your activities need more of God’s presence? Inviting my CIC sisters to fundraising events not only benefits the organization, it also brings God’s presence to the event. It would be very difficult not to feel God’s love when there is a group of us together!
The Lord, the God of all creation, is the source of all knowledge and understanding. There is no need to fear the unknown or the things we might not comprehend. We can take confidence in the Lord, for he is the source of all truth.
Do I allow myself to be blinded by the distractions of the world? One night last week I was driving my grandson home from his Youth Group. We were both in good spirits. I felt particularly uplifted and blessed. Then, I saw bright lights in my rear view mirror. I was getting pulled over by the highway patrol.
Touching our hearts and guiding our lives through his presence in our brothers and sisters, God fills our lives with his joy, empowerment, confidence, freedom and peace... Whom do I know who could benefit from the experience of God’s love that I share with my Christian brothers and sisters?
At Christians in Commerce we believe that each of us can make a difference in this world. Our vision statement, "Expanding the kingdom of God by being Christ in the workplace" suggests that the kingdom can be expanded and that we have a role to play in making it happen. Where do we begin? What's our motivation to get started?