Work On Your Character Not Your Career – January 8, 2017
Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
My current sermon series at Cottonwood Creek is titled, “Life Matters More When We Honor God!” When we look at Scripture one of the most important areas in which we can honor God is through our work or our vocation. This week I want to share with you five Biblical principles about our work. If you missed my previous thoughts, you can find it on my daily blog, www.johnmarkcaton.com. Principle number three from the Bible is that you should see your job as an opportunity to build your character.
Here’s what the Bible says in Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with very much…(Conversely) if you have not been trustworthy with somebody else’s property (or for that matter somebody else’s business, somebody else’s assets, somebody’s job or career), who will give you property of your own?” Did you understand that? The entire passage has to do with our character, and if we are trustworthy with little things, we can be trusted with much.
If you find yourself doing what you consider to be the little things at the office today, be faithful, because when we are faithful in little things we will prove that we can be trusted with much. Too often we focus on building our careers or resumes, when the most important thing we should focus on is our character.
Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D