Questions to consider - thrive at work
The following are questions to reflect of from the teaching in our online streaming service on Sunday 26th July 2020. The notes on the service can be found here on the blog, or you can watch the service on either our Vimeo page or Facebook page. It is helpful to either view or read the notes before reflecting on the questions below.
READ Genesis 1:28-30
Have you ever considered that being created in God’s image he has made you to be creative and to work? What does that mean in your setting, whether in paid employment or not? Being creative, working at home, in your community?
Do you have struggles with your workplace, with those you work with or work for? What are the sources of those struggles?
When speaking Steve said several times, ‘Shift the focus’. How easy do you find it to shift the focus to think of yourself as working for the Lord, rather than for your employer, or client, or colleague, or friend, or family member?
When you shift the focus and think of whatever you are doing being for the Lord, what difference does that make to how you approach what you are doing? What difference does it make for others? How does it change how you feel about what you are doing?
Think back over the last week. How much of what you did was done ‘for the Lord’? Do you think you might have done things differently if you had been doing it for the Lord?
Pray and ask the Lord’s help to live for him in everything you do during the week ahead.
Pray for managers and bosses in your environment, or anywhere you see them in operation, that they might do what is ‘right and fair’ in working with their staff teams.
Colossians 4:2 says, ‘Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.’
Are you in the habit of praying about your work and your workplace, or home/community, if not in formal employment?
If not, why not determine to pray about your work, and to set yourself to work for the Lord, not for human masters, each day this week.