ChristAlive! Archives: Workplace Integrity

Growing up, in Sunday school, it seemed that the correct answer to any question posed by the teacher was “God” or “Jesus”. In life as an adult, it turns out that is also the case. There have been countless times when I have felt like saying, “I don’t want to run this race”, not because it was not the right race, but because I just didn’t want to run or I wanted the race to be different.
As Paul says, we are now able to do more because of the power that works in us, by being a light to others in our daily living. The workplace is where we change the culture by our very presence
How do I respond to life’s changes and challenges?
Am I easy to approach, easy to confide in and easy to trust?
When I have the opportunity to initiate a discussion about my faith, do I act on it, or default to safer discussions?
What is my immediate response when I am called to serve Christ through serving others? What holds me back?
A good starting point for pouring out the Holy Spirit on others is to set aside our own personal interest and take an interest in the welfare of others. Who is the Lord sending into your life today?
Does our anxiety when working for Jesus block what he has sent us to do? Are we so preoccupied that we miss what it is he really has in mind for us?
When Jacob was on his way back to the land of his father he heard that Esau had sent out an army of four hundred, and he was afraid. So he sent various herds of animals, his wives and his children out before him. Jacob himself lingered behind where he wrestled all night with an angel. In the morning the angel blessed him and gave him the name Israel.
Have you ever been in work situations where you felt like the mountains in front of you looked so high that you would never overcome them? Have you ever had trouble getting started with a project that you just kept putting off? Have you ever missed deadlines in your work that had serious consequences?