During a recent conversation with my friend Steve, he mentioned a talk he had with a fellow work colleague. They were discussing their work expectations based on their current role and position.
His colleague mentioned how he did the work expected of him but no more than that. He did this because he was frustrated about being passed up for a managerial position. Steve challenged him to work as if he was already in that role.
His colleague’s reply, “Let them first make me a manager, and then I’ll start working like one.”
This story reminds me that we’re to take the opposite approach. We’re to always work to the best of our ability. The word tells us to do everything as if working for the Lord because He has provided this opportunity for us.
Regardless of our situation, he’s looking to see what we’ll do with what he’s given us.
FX3 Daily D:
Answer and Journal the following
Read and meditate on Colossians 3:23-24. What do these verses say to you?
How do you view your work/job? Be real. Be honest. Be vulnerable.
Plan and determine how you will start to work for God instead of man. How does this change your approach to your work/job? Bonus: Share this with a fellow brother and have them hold you accountable.
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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