As a Christian do you ever think of the impact your work can have on others? The work you do has the potential to change lives positively or negatively. That’s why the marketplace and the world at large would be a much better place if each individual worked with excellence. Make up your mind today to see your work as more than just a job and become an agent of blessing wherever God places you.
Whether you’re in the marketplace or in ministry; an entrepreneur or an employee – here are 3 ways you can develop and achieve excellence in your work:
Go the Extra Mile
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” – Matthew 5:41 NIV
Too many go through life just doing the bare minimum of what is required but Jesus taught us to exceed expectations. In your work go over and beyond by putting in extra effort. Zig Ziglar used to say “there are no traffic jams on the extra mile”, that’s because not too many people choose to take it. Going the extra mile will set you apart from others, boost your reputation and attract a loyal following.
Aim to Serve
“The greatest among you will be your servant.” – Matthew 23:11 NIV
It’s obvious when a person is more interested in personal gain than they are in safeguarding your best interests. People are more likely to remember how you made them feel so make each person you encounter at work feel important. Jesus taught and exemplified this lifestyle of service which goes hand in hand with true greatness. Achieve excellence in your work today by aiming to serve your clients, customers or the people who you lead.
Do it for the Lord
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord”. – Colossians 3:23 NIV
People who have a mundane approach to work are often doing it for the wrong reasons or with the wrong motivation. If you don’t like the work that you do, either you need to change your work or change the way you think about it. You can achieve excellence by seeing your work as important in God’s eyes and then adjusting your attitude accordingly.
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