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Prayer Doesn’t Make a Difference – It IS the Difference

When faced with insurmountable difficulty, it’s easy to lose hope. It’s easy to lose trust. And when well-meaning people share encouragements, yet fail to walk alongside us, it can be isolating. But we’re not in it alone, no matter how overwhelming our work may be. Lean into the strong faith of others in your life.…

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Does Love Matter at Work?

The world can feel overwhelming at times. We feel it everywhere, whether it’s on the news, social media, in our homes or even our workplaces. In my opinion, there’s no better time to love others than now – and the best person ever to show us how to love is Jesus. “Teacher, which is the…

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Practical Steps for Balancing Work and the Rest of Life

Work is an important part of a fulfilling and healthy life, just as family, church, health and other pursuits are. That’s how God originally designed it to be. The problem you may experience is that work has overtaken the rest of life, and the joy that work can bring is frequently elusive. What can we…

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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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Four-Part Strategy for Tapping into God’s Strength for Your Work

Our culture teaches us what we need to do to be successful and get ahead. We learn strategies like take initiative, make things happen, prove yourself, be a lifelong learner, constantly seek the next advancement opportunity, or find ways to make a difference through your work. If you’re like most people, you’ve learned to employ…

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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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Three Effective Ways to Bring Order to Your Chaotic World

Our lives don’t fit into neat little compartments called “Work”, “Spouse”, “Parent”, “Board Member”, etc. These things are all good and must coexist with each other. If you are juggling multiple roles all at once, you understand how discouraging it can feel when you are spread too thin. I get it. I have a full-time…

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How to be a More Effective Servant Leader

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about how to lead a project when you don’t know what you’re doing. One observation in the feedback stuck with me: what do you do if you don’t have a boss like Abraham? As a refresher, in Genesis 24 Abraham tasked his servant to find a wife…

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Do You Have a Prayer Strategy for Your Work?

Am I the only one who has struggled with truly understanding God’s vision and purpose for my work? Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself, “If my boss wasn’t such a nightmare, my job would be so much better.” “My company’s culture is so distant from Jesus – will it ever change?” “The pressure to perform at…

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Facing Your Giants in Life

Stop. Force yourself to think about this question. It could change your life. Who or what is a Giant in your life? We all have them. But we try not to look at them. We try to ignore them. We try to work around them. Why? Because of one word…FEAR. We’re afraid of what might…

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Finding Joy At Work in 2016

On the surface, “joy at work” may be one of life’s great oxymorons! Think about it. Do you feel joy in your work? Not, are you happy at work. Rather, do you feel true joy in the tasks, the relationships, and the purpose of your work? This is a theme that God has brought front…

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Leading Fearlessly at Work

“Fear not! Fear not! God is here.” I sat in the pew as the chorus of four-year olds belted out the melody. The pre-school Christmas program is as strong a wintertime cultural staple in the South as Santa Claus and eggnog. And it was getting to me. Am I afraid? I thought about the news…

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How to Determine the Best Course of Action at Work

Ever find yourself in a situation at work where you lack clarity about the best next step? You might be facing a problem you don’t know how to solve. Or maybe you’re trying to achieve a goal that’s bigger and more difficult than you feel prepared to handle. It could be that you have options,…

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A CEO’s Thoughts on Making the Journey Matter Pt. 2

Do you ever find yourself uncertain of the path ahead or wonder why you are where you are on your journey? Elise Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell Communications Group and CEO, Dentsu Aegis Public Relations Network, shared insights and practical guidance last week on how to make the journey matter. She joins us today to finish the…

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Leading Through Personal Adversity

The longer I live, the more obvious it becomes that it’s impossible to separate our personal life from our work life. Especially when we’re dealing with personal adversity. We can bottle it up and try to hide it, but it is still there. We still bring it with us. So how do you deal with…

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How Much Do You Actually Include God at Work?

Ask yourself this question: How much do you actually include God in your work each day? Our team recently went through a faith-at-work study called The Switch by Doug Spada. There was one question in that book that really stood out to me – “what percentage of the time do you work without God, for…

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Overwhelmed at Work? 3 Biblical Ways to Beat Stress

Whether you have multiple deadlines flying at you all at once or one ginormous project that seems beyond your ability to tackle, there is one thing you can do. You can manage your mindset and your approach. Esther teaches us important ways to do that. Esther also faced a couple of overwhelming projects – the…

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