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Learning From Failure at Work

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4 We all want to succeed in our work. However, the…

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Finding Courage to Grow in Your Leadership at Work

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 Today’s business environment is fast-paced, complex and filled with constant change. It can be overwhelming for anyone, and certainly challenging for young adults just getting their careers started. Dr. Eli Jones, Dean of…

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Weaving Rest Into Your Work Routine Even In Busy Seasons

More and more people seem so buried under work that they find it difficult to take a break and get the rest they need. Over the last couple of weeks, at least five friends have expressed how demanding their work has become so that they can’t even find an hour for lunch or time to…

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Success From God’s Perspective

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2 This week’s video featured Ross Cully, co-founder and CEO of The Harvest Group. Ross shared the importance of…

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How to be Great at Work

Who doesn’t want to be great at work? Whether it is expressed through recognition, accomplishment or even the private sense of knowing you did a good job, we all desire greatness. The disciples also desired greatness. They followed Jesus because they believed in him (Mark 10:28). Yet they still had a misguided idea of the…

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Leading at Work with Confidence and Humility

“… Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in…

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Tapping Into Creativity At Work

“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 This week’s video featured Jeremy Cowart, Celebrity Photographer; Entrepreneur; and Founder of The Purpose Hotel & Help Portrait, talking about the importance he places on looking for creative ways to…

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Your Workplace is a Mission Field

One of the greatest tragedies I see in the workplace is when people pursue a vocation for the wrong reasons. I’ve seen people put all of their time and energy into what they thought they should do, but it wasn’t their passion. This is just as sad is seeing someone pursue what they feel called…

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International Women’s Day: Leader Highlight

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we want to highlight one of our favorite Christian female leaders, Shelley Simpson, EVP; Chief Commercial Officer; President, Highway Services at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. As women, there is an increasing demand on us to outperform in every area of our life — including our work. Many times,…

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Take Hold of Your Schedule Now

We’re one month into the New Year and my schedule for January got really full really fast. It seems like the moment January 2nd dawned, I was off to the races. I had to prepare for and facilitate several meetings on top of my normal work responsibilities, and there have been several significant, unexpected situations…

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Letting God Use Your Job to Refine You

Do you have days at work when you wonder why you’re there? Perhaps you’re going through a season that is especially hard and confusing. Or you might feel like there must be another job out there that would be much more fulfilling. Maybe you’re not sure what that job could possibly look like. My career…

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Are You Thankful For Your Trials Right Now?

Just before Thanksgiving, I was visiting with a dear friend over coffee. Our conversation naturally went to the things that we’re thankful for. Both of us have been through trials in our lives and can look back and say in hindsight, “I’m thankful for that because now I can see how God has used that…

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Let God’s Strength be Your Strength at Work Today

Even the dream job doesn’t always live up to its expectations. I love my work, and I really can’t conceive of a better fit for me. But there are still times that work – even work I’m so passionate about – is just plain hard and stressful. That’s true for all of us! The reality…

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Lessons Learned from Walmart’s Don Soderquist

  On July 21st Northwest Arkansas and the world lost a great leader, Don Soderquist. Last week, over 1,000 friends, coworkers and family members crowded into Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers, Ark. and many Walmart associates viewed the service via simulcast to hear his four wonderful grown children share stories of his life and his…

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How to Overcome These Five Things that Steal Your Joy at Work

Sometimes we can struggle to find joy in our work. God wants you to find joy in everything he has called you to do, that includes your job. Satan wants to steal your joy. He loves placing distractions in your life that rob you of true joy, especially at work. “The thief comes only to…

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Our Top Most Read Blog Posts for Your Leadership Growth

Today we’d like to share with you our most powerful blog content created over the years. Go ahead, take a look! I’ll bet there’s one you’ve yet to read or might want to share with a friend or co-worker. Regardless, there’s no doubt you’ll discover life-changing content that will help give your work more purpose…

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What’s Wrong with Discipleship?

WorkMatters chose Multiply as our “One Word” for 2016. Since then, the idea of growth through multiplication has permeated most of our conversations. We want to reach as many people as we can, as far as we can, in the biggest mission field on earth – the marketplace. To do that, we intend to equip…

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Our Top Posts and Podcast Episodes from 2015

Can you believe it? Another year has officially started! Looking back, there were some great topics from 2015 that we want to take into the new year! Here is a list of our most popular blog posts and podcasts of 2015. Blog Posts 17 Powerful Workplace Scriptures Identity Crisis: 7 Lessons Learned from Career Idolatry…

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Biblical Leaders are Thankful Leaders

When President Abraham Lincoln announced the first Thanksgiving holiday, he wanted Americans to remember the source of their blessings. Even while the U.S. was in the middle of the Civil War, President Lincoln knew that the people had so much to be thankful for. God was still working and blessing his people, even during the…

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Steve Graves: The Gospel Goes to Work

On occasion, God will put someone in your life that has profound influence. Such is the case with Steve Graves. I met Steve in 2002 and he quickly became my faith and work mentor and an early WorkMatters Board Director. Steve has been a global pioneer in the faith and work movement for over 20…

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