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How to be a Good Worker

Jacob shows us what a good worker looks like

January 19, 2017 • Benham Brothers

​ Jacob was a producer, not a consumer. When Laban asked Jacob what he wanted Jacob didn’t ask for a hand-out. He wanted to earn his keep. He asked for the runt of the litter as his keep. Laban made a dumb deal, but this was God’s way of increasing Jacob’s wealth. God gave Jacob a creative idea on mating certain sheep in front of sticks to give them streaks (Genesis 31:10). Jacob took the junk and turned them into a fortune. We did the same with foreclosures in 2003. No other brokers wanted to sell them, but God gave us a vision on how to do it. This is a great picture of God and man working hand-in-hand. Jacob still had some “conniver” in him, but God was still with him none-the-less. Genesis 31:38-42 - This is the type of worker Jacob was: 1) He cared about his work (vs 38a). 2) He did quality work (vs 38b). 3) He didn’t take advantage of his position (vs 38c). 4) He took personal responsibility for losses (vs 39). 5) He worked hard and didn’t complain (vs 40). 6) He never asked for handouts (vs 41). 7) He partnered with God (vs 42). Genesis 32:10 - the reward for partnering with God in your work!

Three Aspects of Work

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* Our work is worship. * When we work with a heart of gratitude to God He receives it as worship to Him. * It doesn’t matter what it is. * Apply this to your work today: * If you have to make a spreadsheet for your boss, then do it as if Christ Himself gave you the job and can’t wait to see how you do it. * This will change your perspective on work. * Here’s the beauty, when you work “as unto the Lord” it does two things: * 1) Makes you accountable - you’ll need to do good work because you represent Christ and don’t want to give Him a bad name. * 2) Makes you powerful - the Holy Spirit will partner with you, and when that happens God takes responsibility for the results.

Partnering with God at Work

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* When you partner with God in your work He takes responsibility for the results. * That principle has literally led us in our business. * Watch how He works: * vs 20 - He becomes our guide, our teacher. * vs 21 - When you start down a direction you will hear His voice - “This is the way, walk in it!” * This is how God directs you - as you move forward, He guides. * When you’re consciously aware of God in your decision making He will guide you through your conscience. * vs 22 - He guides you through REPENTANCE! * When you repent watch what He does for your business. * vs 23 - He gives you rain for the seed and bread from the yield of the ground. * He gives you the raw product you need and then He blesses your process as you make the product into something that feeds others. * Isaiah 31:1 - Whoa to those who refuse to partner with God!

Faith at Work

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* These verses sound like a contradiction: * vs 8 - you’re saved through FAITH… * vs 10 - you’re created for good WORKS…. * The solution: * We’re created for good works, but we cannot start there. * We start with faith and then our work is born out of our faith. * Not the other way around - we can never “do” enough to earn salvation. * Faith in God motivates us to work with God. * Our motivation is love for our adoptive Father. * In this way we live inside-out. * Living inside-out makes you fireproof - you’ll never burn out. * When people say, “How do we integrate our faith into our work?” the answer is, “Your faith should motivate your work.” * **** It doesn’t “integrate,” it “instigates!”**** * The reason we’re the best workers is because we have a relationship with the God who created all things.