Updated: Apr 8
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV)
As we continue our series on Expressing the Fruit of the Spirit at Work, let’s take a closer look at FAITHFULNESS.
Faithfulness is a noun, defined as” the quality of being faithful; fidelity” by the Oxford Language Dictionary. Similar words are loyalty, constancy, dedication, reliability, being trustworthy, steadfastness.
As His followers, we are to imitate the qualities of God, His character. These are six of the verses which just scratch the surface of His faithfulness in the Word:
“He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.” (Deuteronomy 32:4 NIV)
“For the word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness.” (Psalm 33:4 ESV)
“Your steadfast love, O Lord, is as great as all the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” (Psalm 36:5 TLB)
“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, His merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great Your faithfulness!” (Lamentations 3:23-24 MSG)
“Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own].” (1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMP)
“Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23 CEB)
What does this mean for us as His image bearers in the workplace?
If you say you will do it, do it. What you agree to becomes your commitment. Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.
Be trustworthy. When you follow through with your commitments with honesty and integrity, you not only show that you are dependable, but that you are working your best for the company you are employed by.
Value loyalty. As a leader in your workplace, regularly express your gratitude for the loyalty of your coworkers.
Bringing This to God in Prayer
God, thank You for Your unending faithfulness to me. As I take this remembrance at my workplace this week, would You help me to walk out being a faithful employee/manager/boss/owner? Give me honest, true words to speak and a steadfast commitment to this company and my position there. May I be ever increasingly loyal to You, the Faithful One, as I depend upon You to equip, guide and strengthen me. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, and with Holy Spirit’s empowerment, Amen.
May God keep you and bless you as you express faithfulness, both yours & His, at work, today and always.
Karla, Guest Blogger