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Jump In Before You’re Ready

When God called them to open a taco restaurant, Austin and Ashton Samuelson’s experience with fast casual was limited to drive-thru and take-out. Lacking any resources, capital, or actionable experience, they took to prayer. Once the business launched, Austin and Ashton knew it could only grow with God’s help and continued direction. They got together…

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Your Work As A Mission From God

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” – Proverbs 16:3 This week’s video featured Jon Tyson, lead pastor of the Church of the City of New York. Jon shared the revelation he had that all work matters to God and can be used as part of God’s redemptive plan. God…

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Bloom Where You’re Planted at Work

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24 This week’s video featured Donnie Smith, Former CEO, Tyson Foods.…

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How to be Great at Work

Who doesn’t want to be great at work? Whether it is expressed through recognition, accomplishment or even the private sense of knowing you did a good job, we all desire greatness. The disciples also desired greatness. They followed Jesus because they believed in him (Mark 10:28). Yet they still had a misguided idea of the…

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Knowing When and How to Leave Your Job Well

I was catching up with a close friend on the topic of work when we both realized that she has been with her current company for 32 years. That kind of longevity used to be the norm, but not anymore. I, on the other hand, am going for my personal record of five years with…

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How to Embrace the Work You Don’t Like

You have elements of your work that you don’t like doing, don’t you? I think it’s safe to say that all of us do. I definitely do. For me, when I have to dig deep into budgets and P&L’s, the air gets real thin. One day I had a conversation with a friend, who is…

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Your Workplace is a Mission Field

One of the greatest tragedies I see in the workplace is when people pursue a vocation for the wrong reasons. I’ve seen people put all of their time and energy into what they thought they should do, but it wasn’t their passion. This is just as sad is seeing someone pursue what they feel called…

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What do I do When Everyone Around me is Getting Promoted?

I sometimes wonder if we really want to be happy. Well, maybe I mean unconditionally happy. We are ready to be happy when we have this and that and the other thing. In other words, we put conditions on our happiness. Perhaps nothing exposes our conditional happiness more than when people around us are getting…

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Letting God Use Your Job to Refine You

Do you have days at work when you wonder why you’re there? Perhaps you’re going through a season that is especially hard and confusing. Or you might feel like there must be another job out there that would be much more fulfilling. Maybe you’re not sure what that job could possibly look like. My career…

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How to Find Purpose in Our Most Ordinary Work

I’ve recently been reading What’s Best Next by Matt Perman to learn ways I can improve on how I use my time. As far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to make a difference with my work. In my mind that meant that I needed to make sure I am doing things that are…

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