Apathetic bosses… Bad companies… Corrupt leaders… Deteriorating salaries… Extra-stressful loads… These are just some of the ABC’s of people when it comes to approaching work. If, you will notice, the approaches are all negative. It gives a fact that the workers who see this are just dragging themselves in going to work. They even hate Mondays because it’s another day to start a stressful week.
Now, there is one question that is being asked; is there a new way to approach work? Definitely, there is a new way!
The Bible says in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it will all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
It might be an old principle but I believe it is not being used by the workers of today. I also believe that if the workers will just apply this biblical principle, they will become more productive in their workplace.
And if they will habitually apply this, their lives will never be the same again.
I am a worker myself and if the workaholic term is an understatement when you talk about me doing such. Work is a very enjoyable thing to do for me; it’s just like a basketball game that I don’t want to end. But do I approach work in such a way ever since?
Definitely, the answer is a big NO! I also approached work the way I started this blog. There were times that I literally drag myself in going to my stressful work but there was a change in me when I realized that to approach in a new way, all I have to do is go back to the old way which we called the BASICS!
Now, every time I go to work, I can feel the excitement! I felt like I am the most energetic man in the world! I love the feeling of imparting my joy, energy and biggest smile to my colleagues. I don’t even care on how small or large the amount that I will see in my pay slip. All I can see is the joy of honoring God by giving my best shot while working.
Let me assure you that if you will do the same, your company would be one of the most competitive team in the world of work. If you will have the same approach, even an office without any standard will look up to you and they will even make you as their standard!
If we will go back to the first word in the scripture that I have shared, it says, “whatever” – in other words, whether we’re eating, drinking, playing or working, we should give our best shot! Whether we don’t’ like our work that much, there would be a difference if we will a have a change attitude towards work. If we work at it with all our heart without any grumbling, I believe God is pleased.
So, there new way to work is not really that new, but we have to renew our minds. Let us all think what is noble and that is to approach work in its highest level. Our Creator loves to work and if he created us in His own image, He expects us to love our work too, whatever it is.
It is not just pleasing the people around us and being delighted while enjoying work, it is all about pleasing and working for the One who make us approach work in a renewed perspective.
1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.”
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