It’s a hot, sticky day and nothing seems to be going your way, no matter how much effort given to change the outcome. The glass of cool water is brushed over, spilling onto the table and into your lap. Jumping up with a sopping menu, arms in the air; it’s just about time to storm out and handle it with road rage.
Catching a glimpse of your glaring eye, the server appears, witnessing the desperate expression on your face. With calm and courteous efficiency, the table has been cleaned. The offending water has gone and you are seated upon a dry cushion with a new menu, utensils and a discreet smile. It seems the atmosphere has calmed with the server’s presence; the worries are not so pressing. And when the server reappears, it becomes quite natural to look forward to the meal with enthusiasm.
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God. —2 Corinthians 9:12, KJV
It doesn’t take much effort most days, but the days will come when it does. And those are the days that matter most. For the Bible says in The Acts, Chapter 20 to keep watch over yourselves and for all the flock which He bought with His own blood.
There are many opportunities over the course of a grueling work day to extend a company’s ethic of “the customer always comes first.” It is an opportunity to express the love Christ has willingly shown toward you in your life to another. Service in practice is the basis of Christianity.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. —Matthew 7:12, KJV
It follows suit therefore to be available at any moment, in any circumstance, be it to wait in prayer, to assist in quiet practicality or to affirm with zeal what you have come to accept as a spirit of loving kindness.
A true heart for what you do shines through. Giving of yourself even in the smallest of things brings a depth of character and meaning to everything you’re able to accomplish. Why? Because it is done with God’s grace.
There are glaring opportunities and there are the simple acts of kindness that not only encourage those whom we have helped, but become within us a solid foundation, a quiet confirmation at the end of the day. You have run the race to the best of your ability and your Father in Heaven is well pleased.
Integrity in the workplace can be as simple as being a reliable asset.
If it is your job to open the doors each day or to close the register with the correct bankroll, then do it with accuracy and consistency, knowing the job that has been given to you is a position of trust.
If you’re a business owner able to barter for services on occasion or forgive an outstanding bill for a patron in times of need, providing the best service you can because you represent Christ is a valiant endeavor and a silent witness to the blessings of our Father.
If all you have in you on the worst of days is a kind “hello” for another as you pass between the aisles of a supermarket, do not spare it.
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. —Psalms 128:2, KJV