God’s word makes it clear that our efforts on earth are not for the world, but unto Him. Even so, it can be hard to see how the mundane parts of your life can honor God. The truth is that it is in the mundane God we can offer God the most glory. Below are 3 practical ways walking in honor at your workplace will glorify God.
1. Practice humility
Have a rude coworker or boss? Maybe someone on your team snaps at or doesn’t respect you? Take this as your opportunity to show humility. Proverbs 15:33 says, “Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.” When our fear of the Lord directs even our workplace, the treatment we receive from others doesn’t dictate how we respond; God’s word does. Learning to humble ourselves sets us apart from the world, revealing the Father to even the hardest of hearts.
2. Be led by the love of God
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13: 35). It is crucial to let God’s love lead you as you learn to walk in honor. In fact, Jesus tells the disciples in John that the world will known they belong to Jesus because of their love for one another.
3. Choose excellence
As you work, you get to choose excellence, which honors God. Where you could cut corners, choose to do things correctly. If others are doing just enough to get by, set an example by going the extra mile. Practice excellence with your mouth. Don’t make habit of talking poorly about others around you, but instead choose to speak kindly. While your job may feel mundane, remember that your efforts are unto the Lord! God sees your daily choices and is proud of you. Walking in honor takes intentional practice. Eventually, it will be the supernatural fruit of your life.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)