The Five Rules of Spiritual Engagement at Work

The Five Rules of Spiritual Engagement at Work July 19, 2011

For many of us, connecting work with spiritual life is an elusive quest.

A few days ago, one bold soul came forth and asked quite directly how I personally handled this dilemma of integrating my faith into the workplace. As

if I were the expert.

Much to my surprise, I rattled off a five-pronged strategy, delivered with a great deal of authority and confidence. Perhaps I have actually learned a thing

or two over the past couple of years.

So, without further delay, here are a few tricks that keep me spiritually engaged at work. Maybe they can help you too.

1. Know You God-Given Strengths.

At work, we unfortunately tend to obsess about the things we are not good at rather than relishing in our wonderfulness. We can gain far greater

leverage for spiritual growth at work by investing in and utilizing our strengths. Hide it under a bushel? No! Make a point to identify your super

unique gifts and talents, because this is your God-zone.

2. It’s Not About You.

I always saw my job as something that revolved around me: my salary, my performance, my next promotion. But once you acknowledge

that all your fabulous abilities come from God, it’s only natural to start thinking about how He might want to use them. Need a clue? It’s primarily going

to be around helping other people. Your spiritual growth will come more from an attitude of giving rather than what you think you should get out of your


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  • good post, bj.

    work is our life…and life a relationship. we are similar to tools, but we are not just tools. we are workers in relationship. we are alive and there exists a need of interaction. relating with God is our essence. if we are on course, relating looks like giving and receiving; if we are off course, the relating looks like expecting and taking.

  • I read this post over at the high calling and it challenged me. A lot. Because lately, my day job has become just that. A day job. And I’m starting to not do a very good job of it because I’m not passionate about it.

    I’m trying to change that.

    So thanks!