To be very honest, most people who view my blog come to me by search engine terms. Every day, someone in the world views my site using the search words: work, God, meaning, purpose, good attitude, godly attitude, etc…

This is such a clear message to me: we’re all searching for meaning in our work, and as Christians, we seek to have a godly attitude (and not just a good one). Some days work is difficult because we work with other humans, broken, fallen, and sinful as we are. It’s not a coincidence or a matter f chance that offices have cubicle friction, departmental battles, and lunchroom gossip. We all have suffered at one time or another the trials of work. Again, without God, work is a battle.

With God at the center  of our lives–with us abiding in Him–work is no more trouble than walking through the park. He is the One working through us. He is the Boss, the CEO. With that in mind, our attitudes at work change. Yes, it still can be a struggle because we often try to do things on our own strength. But with a reminder each moment that He is the One we work for, ultimately, our perspectives change. For each confrontation, for each situation, God is there working it all out for us.

I got the writing below in an e-mail, so I’m not sure if “Joe and Maggie” are the real authors. But it’s a gem, and it came to me on a day when I was indeed struglling in my cubicle. Struggling with pride, with people, with stress. After I read it, I nodded my head in agreement and bowed my heart before Him. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did (in Canada!).

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Psalm 23 (for work) The Lord is my real boss, and I shall not want.
He gives me peace, when chaos is all around me.
He gently reminds me to pray and do all things without murmuring and complaining.
He reminds me that he is my source and not my job. He restores my sanity everyday and guides my decisions that I might honor him in all that I do.
Even though I face absurd amounts of e-mails, system crashes, unrealistic deadlines, budget cutbacks, gossiping co-workers, discriminating supervisors and an aging body that doesn’t cooperate every morning, I still will not stop— for He is with me! His presence, His peace, and His power will see me through.

He raises me up, even when they fail to promote me. He claims me as His own, even when the company threatens to let me go. His Faithfulness and love is better than any bonus check.

His retirement plan beats every 401k there is!
When it’s all said and done, I’ll be working for Him a whole lot longer and for that, I BLESS HIS NAME!!!!!!

Joe & Maggie
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