Thursday, 23 February 2012

Today Reminder - 23 February 2012 (Work, work, work)

My prayer for you for today is that the Lord will be with at work and that He will give you strength when you are tired, wisdom when faced with a difficult situation, patience with your fellow colleagues, clarity in decisions, motivation when the work is tough and knowledge to uplift you. In Jesus Name.

Galatians 6:4-5
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

Work, work, work. When I was a manager I always thought that the best employee is the one that never argues, is always on time and never complains when they have work no matter where or when.  Standing on the other side it is clear that my expectations were good for a robot. There are so many things that could happen in a day which influences your mood and your productivity. You can be upset about personal stuff, you could be tired, you might have had a terrible traffic experience, you could have gone through a number of challenges and you might not enjoy what you are doing at this stage. It could be your boss or your colleagues or your job could be very stressful. There are so many things that impact your image as an employee. 

Paul writes that we must pay attention to our work and that we are each responsible for our own conduct. In my personal experience I find it hard to leave my personal worries outside the office, when something bothers you it remains in your thoughts and influences your mood. When the work is tedious and boring and you are doing the same thing for the hundredth time, it is a motivation killer. We have gone through a number of challenges the last couple of weeks and looking back it is so clear how God was involved in the outcome of each one. You see God places us in situations and jobs for a reason and the negative thoughts we get combined with complaining and moaning blocks our eyes so that we can’t see what God planned and we won’t hear His voice. The devil will use your sinful nature to highlight all the negative stuff, so that it consumes your mind and fades out God’s plan. This is one the enemies most successful tools yet, and it is to blind us for God’s plan by making us unhappy about the situation. 

I am trying to hear God’s voice first in every situation and placing my trust in Him that He has a plan or a reason for it. It is not an easy mind shift, because we are so easily set in our ways of complaining first. I believe that we should be grateful that we have a job, that we should give our best at all times and that we should try our best to live peacefully with other. Your job is a gift from God and part of His strategic plan, don’t let the enemy steal this blessing from you.

My prayers are with you dear friend. Remember that you are a valuable asset in God’s business.

Have a nice day dear friend of Jesus.