A recent Gallup poll found that workers who are engaged in their jobs are 10 times more likely to consider taking creative risks at work than those who are actively disengaged. So how can you engage in work and inspire others to do the same? Does being a Christian give you an advantage? It might.
Being a follower of Christ doesn’t mean you force a smile to show you’re the happiest person in the office. Being a follower of Christ means you have hope for better things, that you see the meaningful in the mundane. People long to follow those who are confident, grounded and take ownership of their broken humanity. Don’t let fear hold you back from being set apart! (Perfect doesn’t sell.)
So if the TPS reports have gotten you down, find ways to engage that make your heart happy. Stay rooted in Scripture. Keep an open, prayerful dialogue with the Holy Spirit as you complete tasks throughout your workday. Be kind. Pray for your customers, clients and coworkers. Choose to call out the good in others and say nice things because you mean them.
Whether your position says you’re a leader or you’re just there to support, choose to influence the people and culture around you. Kindness is an atmosphere changer. It makes hearts happy. And it will help you engage.
“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” –Proverbs 15:13