Good Habits at Work

Jan 28, 2016

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)

You do many involuntary things in your life just by habit. You can drive your car without consciously thinking about turning the steering wheel in a certain direction. Do you think about riding a bike or just pick it up and ride? You can try brushing your teeth with the opposite hand to see how well a habit has formed. Most habits are automatic in our lives. Most habits serve us well, or at the very least don’t cause many problems.

However, you also have involuntary things in your life that you would not consider good. You can probably think of a few of those, right? What about being habitually late or blaming someone else when you aren’t able to fully complete a job. Maybe little white lies to a co-worker. Maybe taking home a few supplies from the office. If you are like most people, you also have a general tendency to involuntarily switch God OFF when you are working. Most of us struggle with this as much as moaning and complaining.

Most of us have never consciously thought about this habit of Switching God OFF. It takes both awareness and intentionality to keep God switched ON in your work. However, paying attention to that switch promises a breathtaking payoff. Once you notice and respond to welcoming God into your work, you find that your work and life begin to Thrive in spite of circumstances or challenges. Lean in. Focus. Keeping God Switched ON at work, especially on Monday, is a wise thing to do!

Written by Doug Spada, founder and CEO of WorkLife, Inc. Excerpted from The Switch, published by WorkLife Press.  Used by permission. Content distributed by > Used for non-profit teaching purposes only.