Your People's Work Matters to God

God Cares About Your Work

It's easy to think of our work as "just a job." But as a Christian leader, we know that God created work as a good thing to be used for His glory. In this video from the WorkMatters FUSE Forum, Doug Sherman, CEO of Oak Mortgage Group and author of Your Work Matters, provides insight into the importance of reminding workers that what they do from nine to five matters to God.

Doug pointed out that a leader's essential responsibility is to provide a vision for not only the organization but also for the people in it. One of the most important parts of that vision is the truth that our work matters to God. As a leader, then, we have the opportunity to point employees or team members toward a vision of work that honors God and makes an impact in the world. 

How do you see your work? If your work matters to God, does that influence how you do your job? If so, how? If not, why not?
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Doug encourages his people by reminding them that God placed them in their jobs to do their work with Him and for Him. In what ways can you reasonably challenge your people to work with a purpose? Can you share with them that they work for God's glory? If so, how? If not, what else could you say?
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How we do our work reflects our understanding of God's character. What does your personal work say about your God? How could you communicate His character qualities as values to the people you lead?
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Doug argued that "vision leaks." It has to be renewed from time to time. What can you do this week to remind your team of the vision for the organization? What about a vision of how their work can honor God?
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Whether we work in a place that allows us to express our faith freely or not, everything we do matters to God. As a leader, you have the opportunity to shape people's purpose at work. This week, take the time to create a clear vision for your team, and remind them that their work matters. 

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