Monday, 24 September 2012

WORKING RIGHT

It’s Monday again! Not many people like to go to work, if there were perfect economic conditions, many would prefer to sit idly and do nothing. But work is good, especially when you’re doing something you love. God worked, Jesus worked, Adam worked, and so should we. But it’s not enough to just work, or have a job that you do. There are many believers who are mediocres at their places of work; they do bad jobs, they are not loyal to their employers, they are not committed, and don’t take their jobs seriously. Righteousness simply means right living: are such people truly righteous? There are others who are not just smart. They have good minds and attitudes, but don’t don’t win, neither do they excel. They are faithful but unwise. According to the Scriptures, there are three things that will make any worker or businessman in any field shine and succeed, they are, wisdom, knowledge and skill (Ecclesiastes 2:21). Wisdom is the principal thing: get it! Without wisdom, work will be war. You need wisdom, not only to work, but also to conduct yourself properly! 1 Samuel 18:14-15 says, “And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.” David was an employee of Saul. Until you behave yourself wisely, you will never earn the respect and admiration of your bosses and peers even if you’re the smartest. Be wise! Finally, you must be knowledgeable and skillful. You must continue to learn and improve your skills. Manufacturers of apps and operating systems continue to upgrade them so we can have the very best experiences with their products. They do that to remain in business and to remain your preferred brand. In the same way, you cannot expect to excel without adding value to yourself continually. Dedicate yourself to continuous learning and skills acquisition. Learn new things and ways of getting things done; that’s what sharpens your axe.