Are You Infecting Your Coworkers?

by Brad Harmon on November 22, 2010 in Employees

This is my favorite time of the year.  It’s a time when the extended family comes together to count their blessings and people, as a rule, think about others (even if it is for a short period of time).  For us Christians, this shouldn’t be any big difference than the rest of the year.  After all, we have that blessed assurance in the hope of Christ Jesus so what is there to get us down?

The joy from that realization should burst forth from us on a daily basis.  Jesus told the Pharisees that if the people held back their praise the very rocks would cry out (Luke 19:38-40).  In this season of Thanksgiving, we have the most for which to be thankful.  The Bible tells us that God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3).  This kind of praise is infectious.  It spreads quickly throughout a workplace shining His light in the lives of people who are constantly bombarded with complaints and negativity.

1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. – Psalm 100:1-5

True thankfulness starts with genuine infectious praise from a grateful soul.  Would your coworkers recognize you in the Psalm above from David?  Are you bringing this light into their world, or is it time to call on the rocks?

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A. Tatum November 23, 2010 at 11:24 am

This my favorite time of year as well. As always your right on point. I think what goes hand and hand with this is also watching what types of conversations we get into with our coworkers as well. It can be so ease to get into something that is not godly.


Brad Harmon December 1, 2010 at 11:49 am

I’m surprised by just how often I take my eyes off of God and start looking at the Goliaths in my life. It’s when we join in the woe is me chorus of how big our problems are that we may be the most guilty of hiding this joy, our light, under a bushel. I think how we talk about our problems lets people know how real our God is to us. Luke 6:45 reminds us that out of the abundance of our heart our mouth speaks. Maybe we need to not just avoid the obvious ungodly conversations at work, but all of our conversations too?
Brad Harmon recently posted..Too Busy Laughing to See God


David Rupert November 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I do love counting blessings…naming them one by one!

Great message


Brad Harmon December 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

Zig Ziglar tells recounts a time when he told a woman who wanted to quit her job to count her blessings every morning before work for a set amount of time. It made a huge difference in her work and life. It’s amazing how much we have to be thankful about if we just start listing them out one by one, isn’t it?
Brad Harmon recently posted..Too Busy Laughing to See God


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