The Christian at Work – Reinhard Moors

1. Meaning in work

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (Genesis 2:15 NIV

In Eden God put man to work, so u might be surprised when u get to heaven

Men do not do well not working or working at the wrong job

Men will work 80 000 hours in their life

Find what is meaningful work to do. Do not live a life without meaning! You can get depressed and commit suicide.

There is not work that is fun all the time

Find meaning in somebody to love, work that they do and God

What do you want to do?

I am too scared to leave what i do and to do what i am really want. Don’t want to take the risk

Do you like your job?

When u move from one flying carpet to the next make sure the second one is woven

1. Help society to have greater meaning. Teacher, policeman

2. Have a sense of achievement

3. Do my own thing. Better the system. Not be a slave.

4. Form of recognition. Not just pay. Appreciative words.

5. Positive relationships. Form good relationships.

So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. (Ecclesiastes 2:17 NIV)

Solomon who was the riches guy can find work grevious then that will also apply to us

Not making a choice is also a choice. Own the responsibility of choice

2. Not having work

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 NIV)

Apathy can take over from depression. It is a worse place to be.

Boedel oorgegee. People like me will never get work.

Look for work.

Get busy constructively that is productive. Read up on your field. Speak to your friends. Go out for coffee, just need a chat. Do other work. Do community work. Stay positive.

Make new contacts. Set up time to drink coffee. Who can i go have a chat with.

If i am depressed go see someone professionally. Speak to the minister if all else fails. There is people who do it for free.

Corridor of circumstance. It exists. You can choose your attitude against it.

I will never get a work. You have given over

3. Excellence at work

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:1-9 NIV)

Consider the heavens, God is excellent at his work. I am called to be excellent. Show and repeat Gods excellence.

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. (Proverbs 22:29 NIV)

If i am excellent at work people will listen when i share the gospel. Nobody will take me seriously.

It is not ok to do a 80% job.

Never stop up-skilling myself. Go to talks, speak to knowledgable people, do courses.

Be yourself. Niche, don’t be a herd animal. Don’t follow the popular things always. You don’t always have to agree with everybody, don’t be obstinate. Can you handle the responsibility of your actions. Do their work as well.

Sometimes we cannot change things. The millennia’s, born before 2000 up to and 1990. Don’t fight the things that will not change. Dont wish it to be different but not talk about it. You are not going to change the whole company. Just live with it. Choose to be happy.

Accept pressure as a natural phenomenon

Never make an important decision on a bad day

Don’t work for popularity but being respected

8 Hours is the biggest part of the day, so it does matter

Do admin after hours

Your attitude is the primary part

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