Romans 10:15 says “…How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Without question, we’re in challenging economic times. People are hurting. They are frightened, worried, and wondering just how bad things can get. It seems like we can’t watch TV, or listen to the radio, or even read a newspaper without being saturated with all this bad news. Frankly, it can get quite depressing.
But in order to succeed in business, it is important to maintain a positive and upbeat attitude – despite all the bad news.
You see years ago, I had an employee he had a very bad attitude. He was always whining and complaining about things. It was like his sole purpose in life was to find something wrong with everything.
Today’s verse reminds us that it’s critical that we be the type of person that “brings good news.” We need to be that person that others actually want to be around.
So here is what I did to address my employee’s negative attitude. I said to him, “You know I really appreciate that every time you are around me, you are working on having a better attitude.”
You know what happened?
He actually started having a better attitude when he was with me. Why? Because I had clearly communicated with him that I appreciated and expected that from him. And after a period of time, he actually started having a better attitude around everybody else too.
So, let me ask you.
How is your attitude and outlook right now?
Are you keeping it positive and healthy?
Are you the type of person that other people actually want to be around?
Or do people avoid you because you’re always negative and pessimistic?
Let me encourage you to look for the good in every situation and in every person.
Be a bearer of Good News!
When you do this, you will be applying the Truth@Work.
- 1What does this message say to you?
- 2How can you bring good news to those around you?
- 3Is there anyone you work with who complains and grumbles about things in life that you could encourage?
- 4What scriptures address our attitude?
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.