It’s easy to lose ourselves to fantasy. But God’s divine perspective grounds us in a proper view of the real world. He alone provides meaning and purpose to an otherwise pointless life.
You invest more than one-third of your life at work. Punch the clock, turn on the computer, start your engines at 8 a.m., rest a few minutes at noon, but keep your mind and body in gear till the sun has set. Then tomorrow—repeat. Sound familiar?
So how can your relationship with God grow in all this? The easy temptation is to separate your life into two parts: career—public; faith—private.
But considering how much of your life you spend engaged in your career, perhaps that is the ideal place to grow in your relationship with Christ.
There’s no such thing as a sacred life on Sunday and then the secular job on Monday. Every phase of the Christian life is sacred, or at least it should be.
Are you a diligent type of person? Diligent people are disciplined, keen, alert, motivated, and have a continued stream of ideas and plans.
Somehow we’ve separated our jobs from God’s rules. Is your workplace behaviour determined by what works, or by what’s right?
We think of promotions as a positive thing and they usually are, but promotions can also bring devastation to your integrity. Remember when you’re promoted it came by God’s sovereign grace.
It’s important to have a vision and pursue your dreams. But we have to be prepared for life to take unexpected twists and turns. So in the pursuit of our dreams we must also learn to enjoy what we have in the present.
The person at the top of an organization doesn’t have to know all the details of everything within, but he needs to know where it’s going and why. He needs to be ready to defend it.
Never discount anything of your past. God can pick it up and use it in the most incredible ways. If you have skills or talents you've put on the back burner, don't be surprised if one day you find yourself in a position where God gives you an opportunity to use them again. He draws from your life experiences at just the right time and in just the right place.
Everyone struggles with some sort of weakness, deprivation, affliction, attack, or test from time to time. Jesus exemplifies how even in the face of such severe circumstances we can stand strong.