Faith permeates our world, providing a moral and ethical compass for the vast majority of people. By introducing faith in the workplace, one can see visible changes that make absolute sense: lower absenteeism, higher quality products, fewer employee morale issues, safer work environments and better perceptions amongst the general public.
Here's how faith in Christ shapes the workforce:
1. Faith gives the workforce a stable foundation.
Success will go to our heads and failure will go to our hearts if we place our identity in our work rather than in Christ. Without a new identity provided by your faith, work can bring you to your doom.
By allowing faith to shape the workforce, the workforce avoids inflating egos in the prosperous seasons and prevents feeling despondent at times of adversity. Faith teaches us that God values every work we do — making the most menial jobs meaningful and the high-pressure work even bearable.
2. Faith acts as the workforce’s inherent moral compass.
Rampant ruthlessness, lack of integrity, and lack of transparency in the modern workforce stems from the collapse of moral instincts. Inevitably, you will be prone to making self-centered and ill-considered decisions that will eventually hurt you in the long run, whether it be in terms of productivity, profitability, or anything else, unless your job is founded on and led by a faith-centered moral framework.
With faith shaping the workforce, employees and employers alike will obtain a solid and innate ethical guidance — freeing the team from any impure motives and corrupt practices.
3. Faith shapes the perspective towards and character of work.
All skillfully completed job that benefits people is pleasing to God. He gave us employment so that we may both help ourselves and others. By allowing faith to take the reins, the workforce shifts its perspective to seeing work as the true calling — to serve God and love our neighbor — rather than just a means of financial gain or simply a means of personal progress.
Working can sometimes get tough, exhausting, and frustrating. However, recognizing faith and its crucial impact in the workforce, a company takes one step forward to a better future.
It is not that we are not to take the authority over us seriously; it is that we see their authority as coming from God, our ultimate authority. It is not that we are not to do our work "as working for the Lord"; it is that we do our work "as working for the Lord" with God and his ways as the main motivation.
One will be able to do all of their hard work for God's glory if they understand what it means to be a man or woman formed in God's image.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24