There is no better career guide for the working Christian than the Bible. Billions have been printed, downloaded, and read—it is the bestselling book of all time.
The Bible is a God-inspired classic and every word of it is true. Isaiah 40:8 declares, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Work changes, but God never does.
Your work is a high calling from God.
Work is God’s idea and it is good. It is more than a paycheck and more than mere secular labor—honorable work is the fulfillment of God’s creation mandate to mankind. God designed you to engage with his creation to be fruitful, active, and creative.
All human work has a God-placed spiritual component. As God’s image-bearers we have been commissioned to harness and make good use of the things he created.
Your work activities and the time you spend in the workplace are a permanent part of God’s plan for the administration and advancement of his Kingdom.
Do great work regardless of its pay or prestige. In God’s eyes no job is too small. Affirm the good work of others in your family, workplace, and community. Christian workers should be the best workers in every organization.
At its core your work is a service to God to be performed to his glory.
Work performed under God’s governance will always pay off. He intends for the impact of your labor to be wide-spread and long-lasting. Honor God with your career success.
Even Jesus learned a trade and worked with his hands. He was a craftsman. If any person could have been exempted from daily labor it would have been him. Yet Jesus worked in his community like the rest of us, and in doing this he validated the significance and dignity of everyday, ordinary work. When you get up and go to work you are following in the footsteps of your Savior, Jesus Christ.
Work isn’t easy and workplace trials are inevitable. These trials are the consequence of living and working in our fallen world. God promises you, the Christian, that he can bring good out of every on-the-job trial you will ever experience. God is always for you and never against you.
God put boundaries on your work and he did it for your own good. Work has limits. Enjoy regular times of rest, celebration, play, and leisure. Spend part of your retirement years helping the next generation.
Bringing God to work is the best career decision you will ever make.
You are a full-time minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at your place of employment.
Remember Psalm 128:1–2: “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”