The Best Workers in the World

Steve Becker

2 Corinthians 5: 14-15

For Christ’s love compels us… And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

Every one of us can make a difference in our workplace no matter our role, position, or skills. By being Christ, we should exhibit the characteristics of the very best workers in the world: loving where others hate; joy-filled during challenges; cool in conflicts and fostering reconciliation; persevering through difficulties; kind to all regardless of function or status; big-hearted in all situations and willing to help out; people of integrity and honesty; calm, never forceful and always in control of our passions.

These are the characteristics that the Holy Spirit wishes to form in us. They are called the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

As we say in the new workshop, “Wouldn’t we like to work with people like this? Wouldn’t we like to be people like this? Aren’t these the type of people everyone is willing to join with and make a difference?”

God’s love should compel us. The real challenge is to choose not to live for myself but for him who died for me. We are faced with these choices every day and they are custom made for us.

Good intentions, personal talents, and hard work won’t make them a reality. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit and our willingness to yield our lives to him.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Go through the characteristics of the best workers in the world. Which one is most needed in your workplace or in your own personal situation?