Christian In the Workplace PII How To Deal With Co-workers

Written by Richard Joseph Krejcir

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You can visualize your personal and work life as a three legged stool. The first leg is a good diet of fresh vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, and lots of clean filtered water, with vitamin supplements and exercise along with a lot of regular rest to help outrepparttar physical fatigue. The second leg is a concentration on attitude and outlook, which will help you withrepparttar 127004 emotional fatigue. The third leg is a good church, Bible study, daily prayer, and devotions that will help your spiritual life. Each one leans againstrepparttar 127005 other. If you let one leg go, you will not be able to stand, or work effectively!

Just a little more rest will be some help to you, but it will not keeprepparttar 127006 stool from falling from under you. Neither would even a weekend of rest and fun. You must develop a plan including all three legs, and be consistent! God desires you to take good care of His temple, your body (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16)!

More Ways To Balance Your Stool and Work

·Be a person who forgives, who lets things roll off his/her back. If you let resentment build, it will break your back. If you let it go, you will be stronger and more effective (1 John 1: 9)!

·Keep your focus on Christ. Look at your work as worship, and as serving Him, not just a labor or chore. Be open for opportunities, and take them as gaining insights and experience so as to be better for Him and others around you! If you get stuck, consider a new perspective. Try to look at your work from a different viewpoint. You cannot always control your situation, but you can control your attitude and respond as our Lord has called us to do!

·Anxiety and stress is often a matter of outlook (Col. 3:23).

·Get yourself involved in a good church (Isaiah 40:31).

·Surround yourself with people who will listen to you and give you godly advice (Heb. 10:25).

·See your work as a means to userepparttar 127007 talents, creativity, and gifts that God has given you (Gen.1: 26-28).

·Let your work give you self-respect and self-confidence (Prov. 22:29).

·Allow your work to develop your aptitude and confidence, patience, forgiveness, values, loyalty, integrity, and be a place to build and develop character (Eccl. 10: 10; Luke 16:10-12).

·Set goals and keep focused (Phil.3: 13-16).

Allow your work to build you up, not tear you down. If it does, and you have tried all of these suggestions, take a career assessment test. Perhaps you are not inrepparttar 127008 career for which you were designed. Remember, we are not to be devoted to our work, but rather devoted to our Savior. Atrepparttar 127009 same time, we are to be diligent and berepparttar 127010 best we can be in our job. The Christian should berepparttar 127011 finest person at their job by means of integrity, godly character, and modeling Christ, regardless ofrepparttar 127012 situation!

What would we have to gain if we put all of our selves and our time in our career, giving up allrepparttar 127013 other aspects of life? Nothing! When I visit rest homes with youth groups, I askrepparttar 127014 youth to get life stories and perspectives fromrepparttar 127015 elderly residents to catch sight of what they have learned in life, and what youth can learn from them. These were very rewarding. With dozens upon dozens of visits over twenty years, we never had anyone say they regretted that they did not spend more time in their career. The regrets expressed, if any, were about losing time with family by being workaholics, forfeiting relationships, and such. All could have been avoided just by adhering to Jesus' simple words in Mark 8:36. Look it up and see for yourself!

Our work ethic will berepparttar 127016 measure of how people see our true character, as well as that of our Lord!

This is from a supporter of our ministry:

How do I pray for my coworkers or workplace?

B-L-E-S-S them!

Praying for unsaved and hurting coworkers:

B. Body - health, protection, strength L. Labor - work, income, security E. Emotional - joy, peace, hope S. Social - getting along at home, at work, and inrepparttar 127017 neighborhood S. Spiritual - salvation, faith, grace

Praying for others at work:

B. Board of Directors L. Lordship ofrepparttar 127018 business E. Employees S. Senior management, Supervision S. Stockholders Praying for my company:

B. Bottom line, profitability, paying expenses L. Lawful, longevity, lasting E. Excellence, equality S. Synergy - good relationships between management and employees S. Satisfied customer/clients and employees

Richard J. Krejcir Into Thy Word © 2003

Richard Joseph Krejcir is the Director of ‘Into Thy Word Ministries, 'a discipling ministry . He is the author of the book, Into Thy Word and is also a pastor, teacher, speaker and a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California. He has amounted over 20 years of pastoral ministry experience, mostly in youth ministry, including serving as a church growth consultant.

Christ In You means No Degrees to Spirituality

Written by Aleck Cartwright

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This fourth dimension is not dependant on anything we do and nothing can change it, similar in fact torepparttar fact that I amrepparttar 127003 son of Clifford and Isabelle Cartwright! I may well do terrible things andrepparttar 127004 family may disown me, but many brithright is not something that can ever be taken away from me. The same is true in Christ, He is your birthright.

There are no standards of spirituality, because our only standard of righteousness and holiness is Christ, not anything we do or don't do, nor how long we spend doing or not doing it! Christ has become our only life torepparttar 127005 Father, by sharing in God's one and only son, we become partakers of Jesus' birthright and one with God in our spirit.

Every believer in Christ is on an even standing with every other believer. If I have been a Christian for twenty years and there is another believer who has just become a Christian, there is no difference between us to God. I am a firm believer that religion has divided us along denominational grounds as well as spiritual standing erroneously. A new believer needs his mind renewed just as much as an older believer and would benefit from reading and having a revelation from God of who He has become in Christ. No man can give that to Him, only God, though He does it through many means.

When we become Christians, we readrepparttar 127006 Bible and take it at face value, reading Ephesians 1 we are captivated by who we have become in Christ and believe every word as a child, hearing forrepparttar 127007 first timerepparttar 127008 story of his birth fromrepparttar 127009 lips of his father. Sadly as we grow up many of us lose our first excitement because we are told from all sides many reasons to disregard whatrepparttar 127010 Bible says about us.

So we become indoctrinated as early believers and lose touch with what God says we are over who our denomination or church says we are. We begin to judge others by standards other than Christ in us and Christ in other believers. We judge by how useful or gifted others are, how they look, how they speak, how long they pray and how much they study.

Obviously, these are not always indicative of where people are with God of course, because one learns to perform ultimately, bragging of how much they pray, how long, how many days of fasting. When these standards are lifted up above Christ, they look hypocritcal because we are, by design, never supposed to save ourselves or becoming anything in and of oursleves.

But when we instead lift up Christ above all else as our fulfilment, He will draw all men unto Himself. Can we dare to believe what we read in Ephesians 1 and other portions ofrepparttar 127011 Bible and take them at face value trusting that God will correct any ideas of God that are erroneous?

Taking hold of Christ in us isrepparttar 127012 polar opposite of suicide, butrepparttar 127013 way to both poles is through despair for life. When we realise that we are atrepparttar 127014 edge and end of ourselves, that is where Christ can begin for us. Ultimately there will be no middle ground. We choose one road orrepparttar 127015 other,repparttar 127016 road to suicide is wide and straight. The Road to life is hard and treacherous. But we are all travellers,repparttar 127017 journey is worked out through our identity and what we place it in. I choose to place mine in Christ, because He has deemed me worthy to place His identity in me. We work out our salvation with fear and trembling.

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