Influence is the pillar we are focused on this month. Spencer Frazier, SVP for Sales at J.B. Hunt brought a powerful message to our Eight to Five gathering last Friday. He continues his teaching in our blog for the month of December.
Workmatters first pillar of faith at work is Relationship…abiding with God at work. Everything starts there doesn’t it?
Last week we discussed the pillar Influence. One of the keys to how we influence others is to choose to let God influence us first. We need to lean into our Relationship with Him. But how do we do that at work, specifically if we are faced with a challenging situation and we are just not sure what to do?
Listening to Andy Stanley the other day gave me some insight. He said following the crowd may be easy, but their noise may filter the reality or voice of God. Instead, he said to seek God’s influence or to hear God speaking to us, we should listen to our most trusted advisors. Each of us have a small group of people we are plugged into for advice. If they are aligned with God, we can Trust we will be influenced by the right voices and their light can help guide us to make the right decision.
The Message version of Proverbs 16:13 says… Good leaders cultivate honest speech; they love advisors who tell them the truth.
Their influence matters.