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The three ways the transformative power of faith brings meaning to my work
The true power of faith has become more and more obvious to me over the course of my life and my career. That’s because my faith is a big part of my identity and has a tremendous impact on how I interact with my coworkers, partners and clients. While spring is a time of renewal for everyone, for me, the recent celebration of Easter serves as an important reminder to continue to bring the hope and love of Christ to my job and the work I do at Worldwide Market Research.
There is an inherent negativity in our culture and the world around us. But Easter ushers in the chance for restoration and the outlook of a fresh perspective. It says in Romans 6:3-11 that Christ died for us to free us of sin and give us new life. As the power of the resurrection helps me find meaning in my own work, I wanted to share three ways that you might tap into the power of faith to transform your daily work life too.
- Turn Problems into Possibilities – An inverse of the world, a heavenly mindset is one of opportunities rather than problems. In Matthew 19:26, Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Throughout his short life on Earth, Jesus never focused on problems. Instead, he transformed the impossible into the possible. As with many of the miracles that he performed, such as feeding the multitudes with five loaves of bread and two fish or turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana, he found a way to use the problem he encountered as a blessing. We are called to do the same, and I can assure you that no one is safe from this blessing. The good news is that this means that no problem comes without the promise of an opportunity. Find a way to step into that promise and God’s provision the next time you face an obstacle or a problem at work. Ask yourself, what is God seeking to make known to me?
- Give Thanks and Praise – Having gratitude not only glorifies God, it also brings peace to your heart. It reminds us that God has his hand on everything that we touch and all of our circumstances. When we give thanks to God on both good days and bad, it helps us see him in our everyday lives and to find contentment with what we have. Through this fulfillment, we find it easier to share with those around us. As it says in 2 Corinthians 9:11, “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” So when it comes to your work, I know from experience that an attitude of gratitude can aid you in your productivity, contribute to the success of those you encounter and increase the satisfaction of your clients and your team.
- Renew your Mind with Prayer and Presence – Prayer is a potent way to activate your spiritual life and to further build your relationship with God. With prayer, you can receive God’s presence as well as his love, grace and comfort. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Each day before I begin my work, I like to start with prayer. Doing so puts me in the frame of mind I need to tackle the day and anything that comes with it. So I invite you to pray with me today:
As I begin my work, I ask that you join me so that everyone I encounter today will sense your presence. I give this day to you and ask that you work through me by the power of the Holy Spirit. Make me aware of your comforting proximity so that I may convey your peace. Fill me with your grace, mercy and power to serve you and others today, Lord. May I find ways to bring honor to your name and spread your joy to others. Give me eyes of faith so that I may see things from your heavenly perspective, recognizing the problems I face as opportunities. Let me be a blessing to my coworkers, partners, clients and friends.
In Jesus name I pray.
Thank you for letting me share how the power of faith has brought meaning to my work. I hope that it blesses you. If we can help you with a project or if we can pray for you, please reach out and send us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.