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Week 7 19-25 July 2020

Renew and Be Vocationally Healthy 

“Transformation is more than just putting information in your head. It’s about living out what God is working in you.”        Rick Warren

Just Be-“We are human beings, not human doings, and we’re at our best when we’re becoming” Mike Moore

Before I can answer the question: “Why do I have to work?” I firstly need to answer the question: “What is happening in me when I work?”. God’s definition of success is so different from our definition of success. You see for God; what you become while doing your work is far more important than the work you are doing. All work is honourable to God especially when He gets glorified while we are doing it.  Start looking at your job as an act of worship not just a job to pay the rent. Today we want to focus on how we can BE Vocationally Healthy. 

Psalm 46:10 “Be… still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God.”

Romans 12:2“…And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Pray:

Open in prayer. 

Read:

Matt. 16:26:What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?” 

Share:

Read and talk about the seven habits for Vocational Health:

1. I work enthusiastically wherever I am        -Col. 3:23

    a) This job is a test                -Luk. 16:10-12
    b) God is watching                -2 Tim. 2:15
    c) My attitude determines my joy        -Prov. 12:24; Rom 12:11

2. I understand who I’m really working for  -Col. 3:23-24
3. I concentrate on building character       
4. I care about the people I work with    -1 Cor. 16:14; Phil. 2:4; Eph. 4:2
5. I exceed what is expected of me     -Col. 3:22; Matt. 5:41
6. I expand my skills with continual learning    -Ecc. 10:10   
7. I dedicate my work to be used for God’s purpose  -Prov. 16:3; 2 Cor. 5:20

Ask:

  1. What are some practical ways you can turn your work into an act of worship?
  2. The Bible says: “We are Christ’s ambassadors”(2 Cor 5:20). What does an ambassador do? Whose interests does an ambassador represent? How can you be Christ’s ambassador in your  workplace? 

Pray:

Pray for one another