Our lives are nurtured and influenced by relationships we have Built and Sustained.
“Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone “Romans 12:18 (NLT)
The journey to relational living in the workplace starts with the intention of being at peace with everyone despite the circumstances.
As hard as this may be, the Lord has promised to be with us all the way when we do make it our goal.
In my previous roles, I was requested by my manager to assist his extended team to complete a task that had negatively affected the productivity of the entire team. During this process of helping achieve the Job, I found myself genuinely concerned with one of the team members, and we ended up forming a beautiful bond between us.
Later, in my career, the department I was got sold and now had to start looking for new opportunities. As I sent out my resume to different places and attended several interviews, I was surprised to receive a call from this particular individual asking about my job search.
He was requested to give feedback on me in one of my applications. I ended up getting the Job not only because I did meet the expectations required for it but had also built a genuine good working relationship with him.
Most of the time, the pressure at our workplace may drive us to achieve results at the expense of forming relationships.
I have learned that when you build genuine relationships with colleagues, it becomes easier to deliver results.
People connect more when they feel appreciated, cared for, and so on. It’s human and healthy to be so.
How is your relationship with God?
The Lord desires that we have a Personal relationship with him as our primary goal. It’s this relationship that opens the flood gates of Heaven to all that we need.
It’s never about our talents, gifting, ministry, church, and so on. Don’t get me wrong all this is good but should not be replaced with a personal relationship he so desires with us.
“Lord help me remember that just as you related with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, you want this for me now.
I don’t know how to ask, seek, or even know what this looks like. But give me the strength to desire You in my everything.
Teach me to intentionally build genuine relationships at my workplace for your Glory and a testament of your undying Love.