Week 4 Day 2
Kingdom at Work: engage your influence
“Do you see someone skilled in their work...they will not stand before obscure men, they will stand before kings.” @ Proverbs 22:29.
Excellence at work will increase your influence at work.
The excellence of the work you do matters, and your influence will grow in accordance with it. Initially, there was nothing to distinguish Daniel from any of the others, but God had favoured this young person to make a difference in his world, to creatively engage in shaping a culture very different to his own. “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” @ Proverbs 22:29 (ESV).
Excellence lifts you from obscurity to impact.
Excellence at work is about working with diligence. It’s about harnessing your skills. It’s about focus. Excellence at work invites you to concentrate on your competencies, to be productive, to give it everything you’ve got… and as you do so, subtly and subversively change the culture you’ve been handed.
As you work with diligence and excellence, God will bring you into atmosphere of influence and abundance. God will create kingdom connections and combinations that exceed expectations. If you give yourself to what He has put on you in the workplace, He will open up every place; arenas that were previously inaccessible will become available. There will be an authority shift in your life, and you will be moved… by HIM, from obscurity to influence.