Faith and Work Secret Sauce

by | Feb 16, 2016

You are the hero of this story. And you have a problem.

You are called to a mission that is outside of your comfort zone. But it’s necessary for your own survival as a leader and for the benefit of those around you.

So what’s your problem?

If you are a follower of Christ, your problem is simple…to follow HIM at work!

That may or may not sound monumental on the surface, but trust me when I say that there is so much riding on the outcome.

Will you ignore this calling and stay in your comfort zone, becoming a secular, worldly leader like so many others?

Or, will you have the confidence to act, experiencing a compelling new vision for your work and it’s purpose and possibilities?

As your guide, WorkMatters’ purpose is to understand and empathize with your problem, and give you a plan to help you succeed. That plan can have many parts, but for today, let’s look at what I believe is truly the secret sauce of closing the gap between your faith and work.

And it’s so simple and clear…

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NLT)

I have been studying and praying on John 15:5 for weeks. If you want to experience incredible fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) in your life and work, the simple and clear plan is housed in that one verse.

To “remain in me” means to abide in Jesus not only in your personal life, but also at work! That’s the secret sauce. John 15:5 can give you the confidence to act, and to experience a compelling new vision for your work and it’s purpose and possibilities!

Next Steps:

  • Read and study Galatians 5:22-23. Ask yourself if you truly want your life to exhibit this kind of fruit.
  • Consider that you can’t manufacture the fruit yourself. This was a breakthrough for me. The fruit is a by-product of abiding with Christ. The more deeply we are connected to the vine, the more significant is our fruit!
  • If you desire more teaching and a deeper perspective on “how to”, listen to this WorkMatters podcast called “How To Abide With God At Work”.

You are the hero of this story. And you can do this. One day at a time.

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David Roth

David Roth has been the president and CEO of Workmatters since October, 2003. Workmatters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Northwest Arkansas in 2003 with a mission is to help people pursue God’s purpose for their work. Since then, Workmatters has been used to impact thousands of leaders in Northwest Arkansas and across the U.S. Prior to leading Workmatters, Mr. Roth was vice president, sales and marketing for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Before joining J.B. Hunt in 1999, David was the senior vice president of marketing for Manugistics, a supply chain management software provider in Maryland and vice president of marketing for American Software in Atlanta, Ga. He also has nine years of supply chain management experience with McKesson Corporation in San Francisco, Calif. and Harrison, Ark. David has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Fayetteville, Ark. with his wife, Theresa and has two sons, Dylan and Tyler.

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