Welcome to the first post of the Cubicle Congregation, which refers to the millions of Christians across the globe that spend their weekdays in offices. This blog is meant to serve as an encouragement to those who would like to behave as Christians – loving others, making choices of integrity, and working hard with a sound work ethic – in the corporate world.
Let’s start with a really simple concept – pleasing your boss. In this case, I’m not referring to the man or woman who does your yearly review, but to God. When the apostle Paul wrote to the people at the church in Ephesus in modern-day Turkey, he wrote that we should, “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Ephesians 6:7, NLT) I don’t know about you, but I’ve had great bosses and not-so-great bosses, and it certainly effects my motivation and performance at work. But Paul is saying here that our performance standard must be higher – it needs to be based on serving the ultimate Supervisor, who is wiser, more loving and faithful than any human boss we’ll ever encounter. Let’s meditate on that thought and let it motivate us as we head into the work week.
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