Thy Kingdom Come
What would an organization look like if it were a manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth?
The Kingdom of God manifest in my business would affect not only the day to day operations, but also the way I care for the spiritual journey of my staff and clients. I’ve listed a few specific examples of how my business could best reflect Christ:
- Ensuring the business as a whole has a positive impact on the world
- Excellence in our products and services
- All staff are paid fairly
- All staff have an opportunity to learn and progress, even if that means moving to another company
- Compassion and mercy are shown to staff and clients if they suffer difficult circumstances in their personal lives
- Ensuring a positive and healthy work environment – physical as well as emotional
- What is right is put ahead of what is profitable
- Turning the other cheek, instead of “going for the jugular” – Avoid Revenge
- Remaining humble and grounded
- Always marketing with integrity; under promising and over delivering
- Avoiding workaholic behavior, mitigate burnout
How does your workplace measure up?
For me, seeking the Kingdom of God to be manifested in my business is a daily pursuit. Therefore, I will continue to pray as Christ taught us, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”
My take: That is a solid list above. I like it!
Now it’s time to do it like Daniel, Esther and Joseph did back in the day.
Do you see your business as a platform to honor God in working or as a platform for self?
If you don’t own a business, do you see yourself as a ‘business within a business’ with God, the Father, as Chairman of the Board and Jesus as CEO?