The Christian Public Servant – “a positive example to the flock”

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June 6, 2018 – Wednesday

Reading

1 Peter 5:3 [ESV] Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

Matthew 5:16(b) [ESV] let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.

Reflection

My coworkers and I endure our supervisor. Every day of the workweek. She constantly micro-manages and reprimands for minuscule incidents. She does not understand how humiliating it is to be scolded – let alone, to be scolded in front of others. Several coworkers are already demoralized even before they get to work. This leads to unproductivity and, of course, that leads to further micro-management, reprimands, and scolding.

Scripture suggests a leader should be a positive example to the flock. Christianity does not view leadership as a control mechanism. Christian leadership means giving glory to God in our good works.

So, I remind my coworkers (and myself) of the importance to stay steadfast in the face of our supervisor. We must shine our light so other coworkers see we work for God, not a domineering supervisor.

How is your workplace? Are you a victim of a poor leadership? Does it affect your morale and work ethic?

Today at work, witness to those who are lost and be a positive example to the flock. You do not have to be a supervisor to be a leader. Show God’s light and, remember, Christ does not like domineering.

Give glory to God, at work today, and you will be a positive example to the flock!

Prayer

Lord, thank You for being the leader I hope to see in my supervisor and myself. Give me strength to shine before my coworkers so that they, too, will know Your glory. Show me Your path today so I can be a positive example to the flock. In Your precious name, I pray. Amen.

Keturah Minor
Account Specialist I
and MPA Candidate
Belhaven University
Jackson, Mississippi USA

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