The bible has a lot to say about working and what kind of employees we should be. There are three keys, that are greatly overlooked.
1. Do More Than Your Job Description
Colossians 3:23 And whosever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; When you do your job for the Lord you do it with everything in you.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Every thing you do, you can do it in the power of the Lord and give him thanks through out the day. You might say, “You don’t know my job and what I have to put up with”. You are right I don’t, but if all you can be thankful for is that you have a job then thank God for that reason. You can work with a good attitude!
2. Help Others Succeed
Philip 2:4 Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. 5 Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (God’s Word Translation)
This is what a leader does! They have enough self-confidence to help other reach their potential. The more opportunities you create for others, the more the door will open for you. The world has a word for this it’s called networking and aligning yourself with the right people. You should be building mutually rewarding relationships where everyone wins.
3. Keep a Submissive Heart
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Now this is not just talking about age. It’s talking about maturity. I have met some 17 year old adults and some 50 year old children. I have come to realize that years may not add maturity to a person.
Mat 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Where you are doesn’t determine your future. Your attitude of where you are now can determine your future.
When Peter was focused on Jesus he began to walk on water. Peter began to walk on what sank boats. It has swallowed ship and planes have disappeared in it. It has killed countless numbers of people. Others may be sinking and swallowed alive at your work place, but keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus. Keep your eyes on his promises, keep your eyes on his Spirit. You will walk on what has destroyed others.