ChristAlive! Archives: Relationships with Boss

Are we aware of the significance of our relationships, service, and words to others and theirs to us - acceptance or rejection of Jesus and the one who sent him?
How am I at listening? When someone is speaking, do I treat them like they are the only person in the room, or do I allow my thoughts to wander?
As Christians, one of the challenges we face in the workplace is discerning when it is appropriate to talk about Christ...
What part of my comfort zone am I willing to die to so that Jesus can live in me? When will I give God permission to live out his purpose in my life? Whom or what am I hiding from? Is it God?
When we walk into a dark room we don’t have a switch that turns off the darkness, we have a light switch that overcomes the darkness. Instead of wishing we could turn off the darkness, we should focus on turning on the light.
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.
In leading a new office, I wanted to do things right, “in the Lord”, developing a new and holier way of relating. Human relationships are complex and baffling and can deteriorate into discord and disunity.
The women’s ministry at our church periodically recruits women to participate in spiritually enriching programs. As Coordinator, I congratulated the ministry team on the registration they had successfully obtained. However, the Marketing Coordinator expressed her disappointment at the number of participants...
The workplace, as the whole world, is a battleground of good and evil forces, principalities and powers. Our office experienced a serious breakdown of relationships caused by mistrust, improper assumptions and misunderstandings, fueled by gossip...
Do I allow myself to lose focus on God himself, instead becoming overly concerned with following “the letter of the law”? Do I cause others to fall into this way of thinking?

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