How To Take a Step Toward God at Work

by | Aug 23, 2015

Step Toward God (Blog)
For 12 years, WorkMatters has been passionately working to help leaders integrate their faith and work. On the surface, it’s a simple idea. It’s logical.

In fact, I will argue that it’s impossible to compartmentalize your work life and personal life. We live integrated lives. We bring our personal issues to work, right? We can’t help it. If I have a sick child, or a conflict with my wife Theresa, or I’m selling my home, or today is my son Dylan’s birthday (it is!) … I’m bringing that to work with me.

So, should the same be true with my faith? I can’t leave that at home either. It’s part of who I am…

Not so fast. For 20+ years, I was a poster-child Sunday Christian. I had been trained that Sunday was more holy than Monday. And if I was in church on Sunday, I had fulfilled my “faith obligation.” After all, I had an important career (see 5 Ways To Turn Your Job Into a Calling) and there was no real room for God there – unless, of course, I needed help. Then, and only then, I pulled God out of the faith compartment until I was through that storm.

The good news is today in 2015 we are past that thinking, right?

Nothing could be further from the truth. There are ten’s of thousands of Christian leaders across the U.S. who do not integrate their faith and work. And there are  a multitude of reasons why they don’t.

If that’s you, what can you do? One simple lesson I learned years ago is this:

Take a step toward God.

Do something to put yourself in an environment that can move you one step closer to living an integrated life. Do something where you can observe and learn from other leaders. For those of you that live in northwest Arkansas, you have just such a powerful opportunity. On September 11 we will host our FUSE event held at the Hammons Convention Center. Our friend and speaker, Elise Mitchell,  will be sharing a powerful story on “Making the Journey Matter!”

Join 400 other marketplace leaders to take a step towards God at work!

By the way, if you are already engaged in a faith and work journey, this is a tremendous opportunity to invite other leaders in your workplace or church who aren’t. They will be glad you did!

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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.