“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Last week, we talked about the importance of developing a mission statement, as this will drive your business decision making. If you have had a crazy week: please consider setting aside some time to spend on this. You could also involve your staff in this important project. Contributing to it will likely make it more meaningful to all of them.
Although your mission statement may be very structured (and it should be to enable you to do what you need to do and not do what you should not), please remember you are God’s handiwork as you do these good works. You are unique and contribute to the Mission Statement in your own way. You also contribute to conversations, brain-storming sessions and projects in your own unique way.
So, what is your particular style or handiwork? Have you thought about it? Make sure you are not trying to copy someone else’s. You can learn from others and grow, but God designed you to be someone only you can be.
God wants you to develop your style and not take on the style of another. You are His handiwork and as such, should live and work in a way which reflects God, whose handiwork you are. We can be confident because we are His creation, made new in Jesus. He wants us to be professionally demonstrating who we are in Him so we can display Him to the world. And, that means in the workplace.
What can you do differently this week to demonstrate you are God’s handiwork at work? How can you combine your professionalism and handiwork to joyfully complete your tasks and communicate with others in a way which demonstrates God at work?
Have a wonderful week!
Bonny, Christian Women at Work