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CHALLENGE 2 CHANGE

Winning at Work without losing a life: Does justice still play a role? Module 401 G Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Overall purpose of this series on CHALLENGE 2 CHANGE To understand and learn from various marketplace facts so that you can: • Be more effective and anointed wherever you are in the marketplace. • Adapt and benchmark your marketplace practices and principles discussed in this series. • Use these material to facilitate the work of evangelism.

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Why did you start your business? • Wanted more independence • Wanted more control of your time • Wanted to spend more time with your family • Wanted to be your “own boss”

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


As a company leader you have probably discovered that the boss never leaves Your boss (the company) is with you all the time

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Bring balance to your life Most leaders • • • • • •

Don’t have time for adequate exercise Have little time to be with family Have virtually no time to be free They eat on the run They are out of breath They hurry through life

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


The challenge • Work was designed to give us life • Work has become our life • How do you know when your life is out of balance?

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Work is good when • It is a place where we have an opportunity to Worship God and a time when we have the opportunity to reflect the character of Christ in the workplace

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Work is bad when Work can become a place where we seek to get our self-esteem, our sense of worth of value and our significance Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


ESSENTIALS OF CHANGE • Change your thinking • Change our habits • It’s all about habits! • What new habits do you need to develop to bring a sense of balance to your life?

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Don’t Flatter Yourself • God has given no one a job that is so big that they can’t keep a sense of priority to their life. • Think . . . • What would you want people (your spouse, your children, your staff) to say about you at your own funeral? Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Take spiritual retreats “I’ve discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one simple fact that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber.” Pascal

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


BRINGING BALANCE TO YOUR LIFE AND SCHEDULE

• “The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Plato • “Busyness is the modern day anesthetic that dulls the pain of an empty life.” - Socrates

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Focus • List all the activities of your workplace. • For each question, answer “Do we really need to be doing this?” •  Then, answer “What is the payoff?” • Identify: “Should I be the one to do this or should someone else be doing it?” Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Clean ups • These are things that require your constant attention and cause unnecessary stress: • Physical mess • Relationship mess • Financial mess

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


What is God’s ultimate goal for my life as a businessperson? • What are your top priorities? What do you think matters most to God? • How is your life presently glorifying God? • Are you currently engaging in any activity that dishonors God? If so, what alterations do you intend to make?

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Remember • It’s good to remember that “this  world in its present form is passing  away.”   • God doesn’t tell us when  everything will be wrapped up, but  he does assure us that, even now,  the old order of pain is being  phased out. Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


• God may never answer our  question “How long?”  He may  never tell us how much farther we  must trudge through the desert.  But if our wilderness journey leads  us to him, then the road we travel  is as surely a highway to heaven  as is any more rapid thoroughfare. Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


ETA VERSUS GTA • Who knows when the trip will be over?   • Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week,  maybe next year.   • God does not give us an ETA, an  estimated time of arrival. 

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


ETA VERSUS GTA •  But if we belong to him, he does give  us a GTA – a guaranteed territory of  arrival.   • And from what we can glimpse in the  official travel brochure of his Word, the  place is spectacular

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Learning, application and commitment • One of the principles that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this principle in my marketplace by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25 • “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Prayer Focus • Father, In the name of Jesus, I surrender myself to walk in the Word in the marketplace. Your word living in me produces the Life in this world. • The word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It makes my way plain before me. • I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation – the Living Word of God! Amen Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Acknowledgement FCCI/Christ@Work Floyd Green and Henry and  Richard Blackaby

Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


Blessings from Mario Denton

Let's keep the good marketplace vibes alive. Let's network. Become a member of the Crown Companies Marketplace Coaching Forum.   Tel (w) + 27(0) 82 88 29903. e-mail address:mario@crown.org.za Website: www.crown.org.za Marketplace facts: Sterile in the workplace


401 G Winning at Work