Bobby Serunjogi

Happiness on the Job

In Work on June 3, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Hi there.

Welcome to my blog “At the Workplace”. Join me as we explore the work place with your and my experiences and above all, God’s keys to happiness on the job.

“The world has a habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” -NAPOLEON HILL

This is the “giant step” in personal success and achievement. Decide what you really want from your career. Take the time to analyze your personal talents and abilities. Look deep into yourself to determine what you really enjoy doing. Identify the tasks and activities that most interest you and hold your attention. Think back over your past jobs. What have been your most satisfying experiences and your most enjoyable moments?

Something for you to think about as we begin our journey

To start off, I’d want to start with the topic “A Drudgery or Delight”

A Drudgery or Delight?

Drudgery – Hard monotonous routine work, Toil/Hustle, Slog/Struggle.

Delight – A feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

Two people can work side by side at the same job, yet one can be miserable and the other happy and fulfilled. Is your present job a drudgery or delight? Well, according to the Bible, God wants your work to be a source of joy.

In Ecclesiastes 5:19, wise king Solomon wrote, “…to rejoice in your labor, this is the gift of God.” If you’re not presently finding a lot of joy in your vocation, I have good news for you. The Bible holds some simple keys you can use to find happiness in your work.

No matter what you do, whether it’s mopping floors or managing millions, you can find more fulfillment in your work

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Biblical perspective of work for Employees

In Work on October 16, 2017 at 8:57 am
Employees’ responsibilities
The life of Daniel as recorded in the biblical book of Daniel illustrates eight characteristics that made him a good and godly employee. The following are those eight characteristics.
  1. Work as if working for the Lord. We actually are serving the Lord in our work; we are not serving people. In essence, we work for the Lord. If employees know and believe this, slothfulness can be greatly diminished.
  2. Work hard. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). In Scripture, hard work and diligence are encouraged; laziness is condemned.“He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys” (Proverbs 18:9).
    However, hard work must be balanced by other primary priorities of life: relationship with Christ, spouse, and family. If work interferes with any of these three relationships, you are working too much.
  3. Be honest. Employees should not give cause for their employers ever to question or doubt their honesty.
  4. Be faithful. Godly employees need to establish goals of being faithful and excellent in their work and work habits. Then they work hard to attain those goals.
  5. Be a person of prayer. Godly employees are people of prayer. If employees do not pray daily regarding their work, the work will suffer.
  6. Honor employer. Godly employees always honor their employers and those who have been placed in authority over them (1 Peter 2:18).
  7. Honor fellow employees. Wherever there are employees there will inevitably be office politics. However, a godly employee will avoid backbiting and slanderous talk about other employees.
  8. Verbalize his or her faith. Daniel verbalized his faith in God to those around him. Even so, godly employees will openly declare their faith on their own time and live their lives according to what is pleasing to the Lord and according to the principles of His Word.

Great Leaders Insist On “Getting Off The Log”

In Work on October 16, 2017 at 5:02 am

Three frogs sat on a log in the edge of the swamp.  One decided to jump in.  How many frogs are now on the log?  Nope, there are still three.  Deciding and doing is not the same thing.

In a progressive, growth-oriented world, people judge your position by the one you take, not by the one you propose.  Until you execute, all decisions are just plain old intentions.   In the end, all the planning and preparing is just “getting ready to.”  Execution—putting skin in the game–is the true test of commitment.  “I believe, I support, I approve” are weasel words unless they are coupled with visible demonstration.

Great leaders know that nothing changes, improves, grows or progresses until someone executes.  Such leaders do not allow meetings to plan meetings.  They insist meetings have an advance agenda with clear meeting objectives and that meetings end with actions assigned to people who commit to execute something by the next gathering. They require tangible, irrefutable evidence that promised results have been accomplished.