Adjustment is something that takes getting used to. It can be hard if you’ve never done what you’re doing before. But what I’ve learned is that God will help you adjust to your new surroundings if you allow Him to. It doesn’t have to be hard and stressful. Releasing it to Jesus and allowing Him to do a work in you really is the key.
I started my new job last week! YAYYYYYY! I’m so thankful for this blessing because I know for a fact this was God sent. You can read more of the back story in a previous post, but for now I will keep it about this week’s topic: work ethic.
One thing my parents have always taught me is always be on your best behavior even if you feel like no one is watching. If you’re in the office by yourself, then keep the same integrity you would as if your boss was standing right next to you. If you’ve done all your work for the day, find something else to do. Always stay prepared for anything!
On my first day of work, I was given the script for the show to be filmed the next day. I had no idea we we’re going to shoot so soon, but I remembered what my parents and professors always taught me about preparedness. Like the saying goes, “If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready”! To top it all off, I was told there was no teleprompter so memorization was key. After a few takes, I made it through my first taping! I always get nervous when I first start something (which I’m working on), but I can’t wait for it to air.
Side note: I can also be my worst critic. I was beating myself up a little because I knew there was room for improvement after the first taping. I looked at the raw footage and said to myself, “I could’ve said that better,” or “I could’ve moved my hand there.” But I remember that I’m here for a reason and there’s always room for improvement and growth. Every time I began to second guess my talent, I am reminded that God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called. All we have to do is be obedient and allow Him to direct our path.
Everything you touch at work, church, etc., should be done in excellence no matter how big or small the task is. If the boss asks you to make some coffee, then you be the best coffee maker they’ve ever encountered. I have to interview local athletes, so each interview I treat the athlete as if they were Lebron James or Serena Williams. Whatever your job is, do it with dignity and pride.
What does that show? That shows how thankful you are to be in the position. It shows God that He can trust you with small things before He blesses you with bigger things. Are you going to complain if you do a job with little to no money? Or are you going to give thanks to God for what you have in front of you? I know sometimes complaining can slip out, but ask God to help you appreciate more. I had to do the same thing when I was working at Macy’s. IT WAS HARD but every day I asked for God’s strength.
“And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good” (2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV).
Do you have a great work ethic? If not, then ask God for help. Don’t slack off at work or at church. Do the job to the best of your ability. It may seem like no one notices, but someone is always watching. Watching to see how you’ll react, think, etc.
I love you, God loves you even more.