A man was asked how long he had been working at his present job. He responded, “Ever since they threatened to fire me.” Unfortunately, that’s how all too many people, even some Christians, view their work. Instead of using their work time to show diligence and make their employer successful, their focus is on how to get more pay for less work.
That approach however gets things backwards. It’s like trying to pump water from a well that has never been primed. You have to be willing to put something in before you can expect to get something out. But once you prime the pump, the returns can be enormous.
One boss told an employee, “You have just been given a raise. It will become effective as soon as you do.” The Bible says the hand of the diligent shall prosper. If someone asked your employer if you were diligent, how would they answer?
Remember, keeping a good testimony at work by giving diligent labor is a big part of redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.