We've all been there...that moment when you just don't "FEEL" like working...especially on a Saturday...or a Monday...
Hey, look...I get it...some days it's hard to be excited about #adulting...but I want to challenge you with some thought-provoking, mindset-shifting things to consider about your job, your workplace and your assignment:
Work is a form of worship
It's not just about serving and worshipping on Sundays...it's a 24/7, 365 mandate!
Honor God through your work, it's is a form of worship! Cursing your work is dishonoring your assignment.
WHATEVER you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. - Colossians 3:23
Operate with excellence and integrity, innovation and creativity! You are an ambassador of Christ! You've been created in the likeness of His image, equipped and empowered with gifts to share. This glorifies your Maker.
You are the Salt and Light
(Matthew 5:13) Salt purifies and preserves. Let the light of the Lord illuminate the spaces you enter. Even if it seems you're in a "dark" place, when you allow God to shine through you, darkness flees! It is illegal (against natural and spiritual law) for darkness to snuff out light. Don't limit the work Jesus wants to do through you by checking Him at the door. Invite Him into your workplace! Watch the atmosphere transform around you.
Pray over your office, leadership, coworkers, clients and customers. Stand in intercession and pray blessings over those you work with...that's right...even those that are hard to get along with!
If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! -Luke 6:32 NLT
Honor your assignment
Thank God for the place of influence you've been entrusted with. You've been chosen, commissioned and commanded by God. For what? To love God and love others.
I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, IF you have love and unselfish concern for one another. - Jesus (John 13:34-35 AMP)
You are set apart
This may mean you don't participate in the same behaviors as those around you: complaining gossiping, slander, malice, undercutting, or stealing. Don't conform to those around you to fit in. Peer pressure is prevalent in the workplace. Watch your words and check your motives. Learn to embrace your identity in Christ. Arise and take your place. As an appointed one of the Most High God, speak words of life and love; edifying, encouraging and uplifting those around you.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. -1 Thessalonians 5:11
But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them. - 1 Corinthians 14:3
Obedience precedes blessings
Want increase, favor, and promotion? Understand the power of reaping and sowing. Even when it seems hard to understand what's happening around you. The politics and policies may not make sense in the natural. Ask God to reveal what's happening beyond the natural and understand that because you have the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead living and dwelling within you (Romans 8:11), you have the empowerment (authority) to transform the world around you. When you start approaching issues from a Kingdom perspective, expect to see things begin the shift in your favor in the natural.
If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities. -Luke 16:10 (NLT)
Be encouraged today. You matter. You make a difference!
I can't tell you how many times I've had coworkers reach out to me to share their struggles, fears, challenges, and hardships. It's an honor to be a Marketplace Minister. In our day and age, often times pastors aren't available for midday counsel...but YOU are! I assure you, it will bless the heart of our Father and those around you knowing that you are a person of faith, strong and secure, unwavering in trials and approachable for prayer!