Overcoming A Hostile Work Environment 3
10 Scriptures For A Hostile Work Environment
1. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
Application: Work is a part of life and it’s meant to be done with a positive attitude. Be intentional about the way you handle each task, and treat each person at work today with grace and love. Because this is how you bring God glory!
2. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24
Application: Look at the work in front of you today – whether it’s preparing a report, participating in a meeting, taking out the trash or updating the budget – and identify ways you can do each thing with excellence as if God is the One you want to please.
3. “Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:37-39
Application: Demonstrate love for God at work by seeking His direction before starting your next task. Thank Him for small and big wins today. Look for ways to demonstrate love for your coworkers by treating them with kindness, extending grace and providing support.
4. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5
Application: Before you start the next assignment or conversation, open the Bible or Bible app and look for inspiration in God’s Word. Ask God for wisdom to solve the next problem that comes across your desk. Talk to God throughout the work day as if He were sitting right next to you.