6 Ways to Use Your Job This Week

Tom Nelson | July 25, 2016

Most of us spend just one or two hours every week “at church.” But we spend a third of our entire adult lives at work. 

So it should come as no surprise that our workplace is a primary place where we both serve Jesus and grow to be more like him. God is using the unique way you are wired and gifted, along with your work situation, to lead you to maturity.

But often we have our noses so close to the grindstone that we miss what God is doing in us and through us. Or we’re so intent on ticking off our to-do list that we fail to savor the opportunities to serve, even as we complete our daily tasks.

In order to lift our gaze, here are six ways you can intentionally leverage your job to serve God and grow in grace.

1. To love your neighbor.

“God does not need your good works, your neighbor does,” Martin Luther said. Your workplace is God’s ordained space for you to love your neighbor (Matt. 22:39). You’ll have opportunities to bless, encourage, and practically help those you work with.

Wherever you work, interpersonal conflict will be a pervasive frustration—but you have the opportunity to befriend, support, and…

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