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When you feel threatened, don't waste the oxygen.

Save the Oxygen and Follow Christ

Sometimes it’s easier to see a speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye than it is to see the plank in your own (Matthew 7:3). It’s human nature. When you feel threatened by the perceived success of a coworker or the fear of corrective action from a supervisor, warranted or not, it is easier to…

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Make Room for Everyone to Win

When things don’t go your way, let them go someone else’s. What does it mean to be completely gentle and humble in the workplace? Theologian John Brown suggests that gentleness is “power under control.” Gentleness is not passivity. It’s active. And it’s strong! Much like humility, it requires a secure sense of self and an…

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The Human Cost of Sacrifice

Read Matthew 12:9–14 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus,they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls…

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Do Good Well

In 2 Thessalonians 3:6–13, Paul admonishes the believers in Thessalonica to follow his example and work for their keep. “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat” (v. 10). Our understanding of modern economics supports this: There ain’t no such thing as free lunch! (#TANSTAFL) Yet, this understanding comes up painfully short in…

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Your Role at Work Is Important

Application: The world places different levels of importance on different roles. But every role, every job and every position is important to God and He wants to be active in all of it. When everyone performs their role to accomplish a common mission, great things happen. What can you do to see God as active…

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Walk Alongside Those You Lead

Application: Leaders have a responsibility to serve the entire team. That means rather than being exempt, you need to do the dirty work alongside those you lead. Remember that they are your coworkers, and you are all executing the same vision and mission together.

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Responsibility to Risk

Application: The servant in this passage invested five bags of gold, and that investment paid off. We are called to be good stewards of the resources we have been entrusted to oversee. Sometimes that means using wisdom to take risks, like hiring the underdog, giving difficult feedback, and taking a stand against inappropriate behavior to…

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Every Worker is Important to God

Application: If you are in a leadership role at work, you have a responsibility to serve and care for those who are part of your team out of your love for and obedience to God. Look for ways to be a solid role model and show your people how valuable they are to the team.

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Every Job Is Important to God

Application: We are all equal in God’s eyes. We need to recognize the contributions of people at all levels of the organization. Remember that God gives each of us the abilities we have. Our part is to do our work with faithful humility so we can all succeed together.

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God Is Sovereign Over Our Work

Application:God is sovereign over our work. He uses hard experiences to help us grow stronger as leaders of faith. So bring God your frustrations, disappointments, concerns and discouragement at work. Also, try not to let these things have a negative impact on your work.   For more workplace scripture like this, subscribe via email or…

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