Seek to Learn and Embrace Growth

One of the realities of life is that we are constantly learning and growing as people. There is not a person alive who knows it all or who has everything figured out completely. It’s important then that we view our lives as an ever-evolving classroom where God is the teacher, and our “core curriculum” is to be continually molded into the character of Christ.

So, how do business leaders embrace that type of mentality when caring for their employees, and how does it lead to positive change? 

God is For Us

“I will instruct and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

- Psalm 32:8

God knows your exact situation. He knows the struggles you face, the difficult relationships you’re responsible for, and the weaknesses that often hold you back. This means that when Scripture states that He will counsel you with his loving eye on you, He can guide you with a complete understanding of what you need.

This should fill you with an overwhelming sense of peace, knowing that you are fully known and fully loved. That the greatest of teachers knows exactly the lessons you need to learn. You can then go into the workplace with the confidence that you have been equipped with the knowledge and faith you need to make a lasting impact on your people, all for the kingdom.

Embrace a Willingness to Learn

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

-Proverbs 1:7

In our most recent story, Tom Ferguson learned that after 25 years of leading his business, none of his closest coworkers knew that he was a Christian. He could have taken that information, shrugged his shoulders, and enjoyed his retirement. However, he instead took a much different approach. He decided to learn from his mistakes and to make an impact on the kingdom with the next opportunity that became available to him. 

What a blessing that God offers second chances, even when our failure feels too big to overcome. We have the choice to either be content with where we are or to embrace a willingness to learn from the example of our Savior and grow in our relationship with Him. This is the most tangible way we can impact those around us in the workplace.

Grow in Christ-Likeness

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

-2 Corinthians 3:18

When you look to grow in Christ-likeness by being faithful to God’s calling for your life, it becomes natural for you to display that faith in the workplace. People around you will notice that something is different when your decisions are based more on how they affect your people than your bottom line. This is the kind of care we are talking about at Christ at Work. 

When you accept the fact that you have a lot to learn as you grow in your faith, you can have a greater impact on your people, which in turn, has a great effect on your business. Will your employees go home and say, “Wow, I love where I work, they treat me like I matter,” or will they say something like, “I’m not sure if they even remember my name.”

Embrace the growth that comes with humbling yourself before your Creator, and establish a business that encourages others to take on a learning mindset.

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    Proverbs 3:27

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