Earning Respect

We all enjoy an occasional pat on the back. And sometimes it may seem like if we don’t toot our own horn that no one else will. Nonetheless, while acknowledgement and fanfare are great, it’s often those quiet workers, the ones with their nose to the grindstone, doing what needs to be done, not for glory, but because their moral values and self-respect require it, that earn the most respect (whether verbally acknowledged or not) from others. First Thessalonians 4:11 speaks to this truth, saying, “ and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. Clearly, though an ancient tome, the Bible speaks here to the aforementioned, certainly visible to this day and readily acknowledged truth. And the truth is that those quiet workers, who are less interested in what others do or say than they are in doing the best job they can, are actually plotting a path not just to a job well-done, but to the well-earned respect of those around them.

Key Points of Video:

  • 1Most successful people don’t talk about doing things, they just get things done.
  • 2Live your life with excellence quietly.
  • 3God will reward you for performance.

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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