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Fire Back With Scripture

“Jesus’ refusal was curt: “Beat it, Satan!” He backed his rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: “Worship the Lord your God, and only him. Serve him with absolute single-heartedness.” – Matthew 4:10 (MSG) Temptation has a way of making us question God’s goodness. It started in the Garden and continues today. It paints a…

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Do Good Well

In 2 Thessalonians 3:6–13, Paul admonishes the believers in Thessalonica to follow his example and work for their keep. “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat” (v. 10). Our understanding of modern economics supports this: There ain’t no such thing as free lunch! (#TANSTAFL) Yet, this understanding comes up painfully short in…

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There Is Synergy In Cooperation

Welcoming outside voices, accepting the help and input from those not on your team or project, might not serve your own vision, but it may very well serve the larger vision of your organization. When you seek out others because they offer perspective different than your own, you’re creating an environment in which synergy can…

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Speak Truth, Especially When It’s Hard

Whatever trouble you come up against, keep working. Keep proclaiming the freedom of the Gospel in word, in deed, and in the excellence of your work. That is your job. The workplace is rife with opportunity to internalize discord, misunderstanding and frustration. It’s tempting to keep truth in the dark by holding onto negativity, stress,…

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Take Hope in Christ No Matter What

“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” – Colossians 1:19-20 Work is such a huge part of our lives that hope can be…

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Arm Yourself Against Temptation at Work

  “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” – Psalm 119:10-11 Temptation at work is rampant and all around us – temptation to cut corners, to say or do whatever it takes…

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Pressured to Make Quick Decisions?

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.” – Proverbs 5:1-2 The fast pace of work often demands we make quick decisions. The pressure to take action can lead to missteps we later regret. We all could…

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Redirect Your Thoughts to the Realities of Heaven

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” – Colossians 3:2 Thoughts of all we need to get done, what people think, how to fit in, what others expect and what we want for ourselves can swirl around in our minds like a big dust cloud. They distract us from focusing on where…

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Grab onto God’s Rope of Support

Grab onto God’s Rope of Support

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13 If you rely on your own strength, you will get to the end of your rope. That’s why God gives us His Spirit, to strengthen and sustain us when we’re not sure how we can keep going. Like Paul, we will…

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Dealing with tough times at work? Let your love for God drive you to cling to Him in the midst of difficulties. He promises to provide help in times of trouble.

Dealing with Tough Times at Work

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” – Psalm 91:14-15 Difficult personalities, conflict, technology issues, demanding clients, pressure…

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Be Still and Remember that God Is In Control

What Does the Bible Say About Being Present?

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13b-14 The mistake that happened yesterday can be difficult to shake. Our successes feed a sense of accomplishment that feels so good we…

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Do Away with Fear at Work

Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” – Mark 4:40-41 The exchange in these verses occurs immediately after Jesus calmed the storm that had suddenly risen up on…

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Give Yourself Permission to Be Still Today

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” – Psalm 46:10 When faced with an urgent need or deadline at work, sometimes the most productive way make use of our time is to be still in the presence of…

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What Should I Do If I Wake to Anxious Thoughts?

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.” – Hebrews 3:1 Chances are you have anxious thoughts from time to time. Have you become accustomed to trying to figure things out on your own at work? This can…

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Pause and Turn Your Attention to Christ

“My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.” – Psalm 27:8 We are all seeking something out of each day at work – recognition, solutions, achievement, promotion, help, security, and friendship, to name a few. When we seek these things from the world around us it can actually leave…

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Fulfillment That Comes From God Permeates Our Work

Application: When we look for fulfillment and satisfaction from our work, the stress and demands we face can throw even the best of us off balance. But when we get our fulfillment and satisfaction from our relationship with God, He gives us the strength we need to move forward in our work with confidence and…

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Give The Gift Of Encouragement To A Coworker Today

Application: God places people around us who are marginalized and quietly struggling, not just in the community, but also at work. Look for someone at work who needs a little extra encouragement, friendship or support. When you find ways to help those in need around you at work, you show the love of Christ and…

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Finding Hope at Christmas

Christmas is a time of great joy and celebration. The lights, decorations, parties, gifts and festivities make this a time of year that people look forward to. But it is also one of the toughest times of the year for people who have experienced loss. Finding hope at Christmas can be a lonely journey for…

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You Are Valuable To God No Matter What

Application: Even if you were the only person at work who ever fell short, God would pursue you just the same. You belong to Him, and you’re a part of your team for a reason. You will find it easier to share the value you have to offer when you remember that you are valuable…

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Faith Helps You Persevere Through Challenges At Work

Application: The stress, obstacles and setbacks we experience at work can weigh us down with discouragement. God calls us to lean on Him for strength through all of it so we can persevere. When you do, you will see your efforts pay off – sometimes in greater ways than if everything had gone smoothly to…

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