Patience in Work

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In the previous article, we learned about pushing through. Persevering in the work God has given us a chance to serve him with. That we should stay focused on it and know He's helping us through it. Read it here. So what if we are working like animals and still seem to be lacking in so much. It's like we work we work and we never see the rewards of it. People who work less or worse are getting ahead of us, getting raises and we're in the same spot, the day after day. God calls us to have patience in our work and with our work. Patience Through Integrity Demonstrate Integrity through patience. As a Christian, you have to know, God is always watching. If you handle money, or goods, or eevn services, God is watching. Keep your head up, all things work together for the good of those who love God. He has a purpose for keeping you right where you are. A 2003 study of retail theft by accounting company Ernst and Young estimated that $46 billion was lost in a single year in retail theft and over 40% of that was due to employee theft. (Only one in 10 thefts is an employee, but they take 7 times as much as the average shoplifter.) 1) Be Patient With Your Wage. God knows how much you make. He knows how much you spend, He even knows how to file your taxes better than you. Instead of complaining about it, pray about it. "Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty." (James 5:4) Meet Lloyd Lloyd was the son of a postal worker from the Bronx he sold sodas at New York Yankees baseball games. Got a job at Wall Street as a gold dealer in the early 1980s. Took over Goldman Sachs after Henry Paulson headed to the U.S. Treasury in 2006. Today he is the chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. 40b revenue. 856b in assets. 2) Be Patient with your Co-Workers and Boss. I know this is hard, especially if you have a horrible boss or an annoying co-worker but remember, you are preaching with your work, be a testimony. Treat everyone with love. (Ephesians 6:9) "Do not threaten them [employees], since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.” 3) Be Patient With Growth. There's no need to rip people off, try shortcuts and end up losing everything you've worked for. Be patient and you'll see results. (Proverbs 16:11)"Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.” 4. Be Patience With The Government ((Romans 13:2) "Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted… (13:6-7) This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. {7} Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes...” How To Get a Raise. It's important to know that at times we could use a little more cash. At times, it may not be what God has for us but at times it is. Again, pray about it. Here are some tips. 1) Know Your Value. If you work half as much as you should and get paid double, you probably should as for a raise. But if you know you work is more valuable then your getting credit for, it's okay to talk with someone about it. 2) Do What Your Boss Does. If your boss skips lunch to work a little longer, comes in a bit earlier, stays a bit later, well, do those things with him. It's often important to leadership to see people with the same goals and mentality. 3) Do More Than Your Boss. Once you get used to doing what your boss does, do more. Come in earlier, stay later. It goes a long way to just unlock the doors and turn on the lights, sooner or later, someone will notice. 4) Write Everything Down. I can't express how important this is. If you write down dates, occurrences, events you'll always be prepared. The CEO of the Virgin group talks about this in his latest book. 5) Take On More Responsibility. This will let your employers know you want a more important role in the company and often comes with a larger reward. 6) Be Positive About What You Do. About everything you do. Even if it's your day to clean the restrooms. Do so with the gladness that you have a job and salary. Come to work in a good mood and uplift everyone and not kill people vibe essentially. Start your day right with prayer and a daily devotional text from us. Sign up here. Stats on Raises and Promotions (CBS News): When asking for a raise: Some 25% of people said they got more money than they were expecting An additional 38% said they got the raise they were expecting 17% got more money, but not as much as they were hoping for 5% did not get a raise, but they did get some other type of incentive Only 15% got nothing Here's what happened to those folks who did ask for a promotion: 17% got a new role, and it was a better one than they'd hoped to land 42% got the role they asked for.



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