Earning Respect

1 Thessalonian 4:11 says, “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with excellence.”

Business owners will tell you that there is a difference between their top performers and those who don’t get promoted.

Now although the details vary, the essence of what these leaders say is that the most successful people in their companies don’t spend a lot of time TALKING about what they are GOING to do- they simply and quietly DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE Done!

You see these high performers simply go about getting the job done- without a lot of flash and fanfare.

Well how about you?

Do you spend much of your time and energy talking about what you are going to do- or do you just put your head down and get your job done?

Remember this passage of Scripture.   This reminds us that we should simply go about our business, doing our work with pride and excellence, even if others don’t seem to notice or acknowledge it.

By doing so, you will earn the respect and admiration of others, even if they don’t take the time to acknowledge it.

Remember God sees you-He sees your work.   So keep it up-and He will reward you as He sees fit!


When you do this- you will be applying the [email protected].


Application Questions:

  • 1What does this passage say to you?
  • 2Are you able to get things done without talking about it to pump yourself up?
  • 3Do you want to or need someone to tell you that you did a good job? Is there another way to go about this?

Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months. 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.

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