Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Being a person of authentic character and leadership demands certain actions from our lives.
If you’d like to consider an authentic manner for tearing down your character, here it is: do everything you can to avoid doing an honest day’s work.
But if you’d like a proven way for building character, do your work with vigor, dedication, and enthusiasm.
I am just sharing some leadership virtue today related to our life in the workplace.
You have probably heard the advice since you were a child: “Give the boss an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.”
But sometimes, you’ll be tempted to do otherwise. Why? This message is for somebody today, for starters, no job is perfect and that means that your job isn’t perfect, either.
So, from time to time, you’ll probably become upset with your job, and it is during these times, when you are frustrated or upset, that you’ll be tempted to gripe, to waste time, and to do little else.
Avoid these trappings and temptations-they are self-destructive.
The challenge of being a person of character is a process worth experiencing.
Even if you are planning on quitting your job tomorrow, give your boss a full day’s work today. Otherwise, you’ll be developing a very bad habit: the habit of giving less than a full day.
It’s a character- destroying trait, an easy habit to acquire and a difficult habit to break. When you are people of leadership and God we are often challenged to go beyond our feelings.
If you are looking for folks to waste time with, you can probably find them just about anywhere-including your workplace.
But if you’re looking for a meaningful life (not to mention a career that you love), make up your mind to be the kind of person whose work speaks (volumes of who you are) for itself.
When you do, you’ll discover that when you give your best, you enjoy working the most.
Quote: “The only cure for laziness is to be filled with the life of God”. Oswald Chambers
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