Integrity Moments - Aug. 17, 2012


Qualified Candidate?
By: Rick Boxx
August 17, 2012

A few years ago, a qualified, experienced, and reputable employee candidate walked into my friend Matt’s office. His experience and background was exactly what Matt was looking for. 

Shortly after Matt shared his core beliefs and Godly business principles, the candidate left; ultimately taking another position with the competition. Matt was left discouraged and shorthanded. 

Although the candidate stated other reasons, Matt wondered if his outspoken faith had something to do with losing this prospective employee. 

James 4:4 teaches, “Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

The question at hand for us is, “Are we serving our careers or God?” If we choose to honor and serve God in our workplace, we have to be prepared to sometimes pay a price.

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Integration is the key to changing that mindset and thus “redeeming” the vast majority of our time, the hours devoted to work. When our work is a holy calling and a ministry, it’s loaded with spiritual significance. All that time we spend at work has spiritual value. So while balance alone might redeem some hours, integration can redeem far more! Purchase here. 

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Originally published August 17, 2012.