Taking God to work? In a society as dysfunctional as ours? To work where everyone is competing for excellence and don’t care how it’s achieved? To work where lies are more appreciated than the truth? To work where mediocrity is celebrated? To work where colleagues and bosses are always on the run? It isn’t convenient, right?
I bet you it isn’t. It’s not uncommon to be faced with stressful relationships and difficult people on the job. We must continually take them to God, or they create physical and emotional fall out that carry over into all areas of life. It may not be convenient that’s for sure, but every sorrow and difficulty that comes in your way are stepping stones for a better tomorrow and knowing that God is always with you, give you so much hope.
If you’re in such a dilemma, pray for a right response to the circumstances, for peace and wisdom and for the person causing conflict. Communicate how you feel to the person causing you discomfort rather than bottling it up, building strong connections with colleagues or co-workers takes effective communications, takes focused efforts and practice, genuinely care about people but don’t become a doormat in the process. Remember, you’re the gospel you preach or intend to preach.
Talk to your spouse or choose a trusted friend who can help give you a different perspective on the situation. Some jobs even offer work-related counselling. Seek out resources that might offer insight. Author and speaker Mary Whelchel has written so many books I cherish amongst them is Getting Along With People @ Work. She believes that one of our greatest opportunities to witness on the job comes if we can learn to “simply maintain a positive attitude in the midst of a negative world.
We must learn how to respond to negative vibes in the workplace without sounding bitter or coming off as offensive all the time. You must learn to spread peace and point people in the right direction regardless of what’s going on within and around you. Remind people that your presence is a blessing and not a problem but the should not take your gentleness for stupidity.
Can workplace relationship work? How can we contribute to effective workplace relationship? How do we define a workplace relationship?
“MOST GOOD WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS ARE BUILT ON MUTUAL TRUST AND RESPECT – MONA SUTPHEN”
Have a lovely day everyone. Love you guys.
Blessings and Love
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