How to Live Your Faith in the Workplace

In a world that has lost faith and placed importance on efficiency and productivity, rather than creating an impact through love and care for one another, it's no wonder that people no longer talk about their faith in the workplace. There's almost an inner cringe that happens whenever someone mentions God at work, not because those in the workplace don't believe in God, but because the subject has become as taboo as politics and any subject that requires stepping away from neutrality. Any subject that requires discomfort or standing up for our beliefs is a hard thing to talk about, especially with people you work with every day. We are in constant fear of offending someone, being judged, or standing out from the crowd. In the work place we are judged, not by what we are, but by what we can do. It's based on profit and productivity, not our inner worth as beings made in the image of God. When I was in my twenties I used to talk about God at work. It was a natural thing for me because God was an active part of my life as I would attend church, pray, read the bible and write poetry about spirituality. As I grew older I learned to be silent about God and a lot of things that resonate deep emotion in me. I wasn't about to change anyone's mind, and honestly, I don't want to anymore. I've become more accepting of other people's beliefs, their thoughts, lifestyles and perspective on life. Through a variety of work experiences, attending different schools, and meeting people in social settings, I've learned that people come in a variety and that's OK. It's a good thing that we are different, it's the only way we can learn and grow from each other. If we were all the same, we would stagnant and eventually devolve. I've also learned that people see God differently, and whatever religion that brings you closer to God and makes you a better person, is a good thing. That being said, it's still uncomfortable to talk about God in the workplace. Even if you're talking with someone of the same religion there can be tension. What I've learned, through tensions of the past, is to listen to the other persons point of view and refrain from judgement. No one is perfect, we're all on the same journey of self-discovery and we need to help each other along the way 🤗 How have you shared your faith in the workplace? Have you had a negative or positive experience? Share your story in the comments below 👇 Subscribe to my blog and be entered to win a prize of $75 value!

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