Work in a Way that Honors God

Module 3

Work in a Way that Honors God

(10 min)

Speaker: Shelley Simpson, EVP; Chief Commercial Officer; President, Highway Services, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

3.Work in a Way that Honors God (10 min)

When we honor God with our work, our work contributes to building His kingdom through both what we produce and the influence we have on those with whom we work. In this module, Shelley Simpson, EVP; Chief Commercial Officer; President, Highway Services, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., will share powerful insights and personal stories of how we can honor God with any work that we do, as well as what can happen when we do. You'll be inspired to give your very best under all circumstances, and equipped to partner with God in your work.

Main Points

We have to live it first. The way we approach our work and treat people, living our faith at work first, is what creates a platform for being a light for Christ at work.

Doing our work in a way that honors God demonstrates love for God and is also how we can love others at work
Colossians 3:23 says “whatever you do.” There is no difference between sacred and secular, between high-profile and menial, between knowledge and service, between white and blue collar, between non-profit and for-profit.

All work matters to God, all work contributes to His kingdom if it honors Him. Our responsibility is to:

  • Work at it with all your heart
  • Give your best thought, effort
  • Do your work with excellence
  • Prioritize your time and energy to be able to do this

“… as working for the Lord” means to work with a motivation that aims to please God. Work with integrity – in a way that is consistent with God’s values.

  • The way your respond to people and circumstances reflects the quality of your relationship with God.
  • We must stay connected to Him and get fresh manna every day.

Reflect

Consider ways you can do your work to honor God.

Discussion Questions

Ask God to search your heart to identify where you need to shift your perspective at work.
Ask God to show you one way you can raise the bar to please Him with your work.

Action Steps

What challenging situation are you facing right now where you have an opportunity to be a light for those you work with?

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