Thursday, October 18, 2007

Trouble at The Water Cooler


Anybody can stand around the water cooler and complain. You don’t have to be a special person in order to fault-find and gossip. But holding your tongue, working hard and always showing respect to your superiors takes self-control, humility and maturity.

In the workplace, the good attitude and faithful diligence of a child of God will bring glory and honor to the One who has called us to show the world the difference that Jesus has made in our lives. Any “bozo” can grumble, be negative and lazy, but it takes a person of spirit filled integrity to be conscientious, hard working and courteous on the jobsite.

Consider what Paul wrote in 1 Tim 6:1 “Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed.”

Honoring our employers and superiors (even when they don’t deserve it) casts our God in a good light.

In this day and age of the “I don’t have to take this. Who does he think he is? Someone has to set her straight” mentality - a humble, hardworking employee will stand out as a commendable person and keep the name of God and His teachings from being blasphemed.

Christians should be the very best of employees. So turn off this devotion and get to work.

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