Effective ambassadors: How can I be more effective at work?
In the busyness of work and business there are many things that compete for our attention. Some of these help us move the company forward and some are nothing more than distractions. If we spend more time on the distractions we become less effective. Being effective is synonymous with success. This is also true when we consider our role as ambassadors for Christ in the workplace.
The bible says, that your faith may become effectual by the recognition of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. An ambassador has been given great authority to be a representative. When we recognize what God has given us; our witness in the workplace is supercharged.
3 Areas of life where we can see maturity:
1. Effective Authority
An ambassador knows their authority and has a well-formed understanding of their purpose. This is something that is best developed through good communication. When we read and hear our purpose consistently we develop a well-formed grasp of it. Good, clear communication produces clarity in a person, it is the best way to delegate and commission a person. We have been given expertly designed tools for this; reading the bible and prayer. The combination of these practices will make you effective as you mature in faith.
2. Effective Service
Our most effective way of serving is when we consider how to assist, improve or resource other people. When our thoughts are consumed with selfish thinking, we are limited in our effectiveness. If you are able to bring out the best in others, there will always be a role for you. If you want to mature in this area of your life, I suggest using this serving at work card as a guide or coach for your mind.
3. Effective Integrity
I have always defined Integrity as “consistently choosing to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason.” Integrity is the foundation for trust and trust is the way to build strong, healthy relationships. Our work is built on relationships. Mature ambassadors understand the value and strength of living with integrity.