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3 Keys to Winning Respect

Living in a way that commands the respect of outsiders – in this case, those who do not follow Jesus – is vital to the furthering of the gospel. The onus is on each and every one of us, too. People are watching how we live out our lives, how we get our work done,…

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“How Do I Center My Ambition on Christ?”

Discerning the voice of God from one’s own ambition is a challenge. However, it doesn’t need to be. Grabbing hold of God’s will for your life is neither a mystical nor aimless pursuit. Ambition, when the true motives behind it are checked against selfishness, is a godly pursuit. Humans were given the mandate to be…

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Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-lasting success is not a result of pedigree or family name. Not alma matter, or even lack thereof. Name recognition or who you know might give you a foot in the door, but making something useful of your career is up to you. You’ve got to do the hard things. Show up. Study hard. Work…

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Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

If your origin story seems small or even wrought with shame, don’t write it off. The key to sustained growth is not in abandoning your roots. When achieved, success is only part of your story. Faced with an impossible uphill climb to rebuild the temple, the prophet Zechariah implored the people of God not to…

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One Process That Should Never Be Standardized

There is no scope creep when it comes to God’s plan for you. He’s the one who called you, and He’s the one who’s going to see you through. Paul closes his first letter to the church in the city now known as Thessaloniki with an exhortation. “May God himself […] sanctify you through and…

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Love Why You Work

Fear of God, as Martin Luther taught, is not one of imminent danger. It is more like the fear or anxiety we feel at the thought of disappointing someone we love (i.e., filial fear). If someone is married, they are faithful to their spouse because they love them, not because the Bible teaches against adultery.…

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For the Perfectionists and People Pleasers Out There

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”– Galatians 1:10   Our first obligation should be to please God with our work. But that can be…

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Use Your Gifts to Serve Others

Application: What are you good at? Where are you uniquely gifted? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you see how you can go above and beyond by using your gifts to support those around you, your customers and even your vendors. Get more workplace scripture like this delivered to you by subscribing via email or…

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