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What Would Jesus Do?


As a business leader, you're faced with many decisions, crises, and personnel interactions throughout the day. How do you integrate your faith with the issues of your day? In this video from the WorkMatters FUSE Forum, Doug Sherman, CEO of Oak Mortgage Group and author of Your Work Matters, explains how he goes about integrating God into every decision in the workday.



Doug asked the question, "What does it look like to do my work with and for God?" He unpacked that statement by explaining how he strives to involve God in every aspect of his workday by asking God questions. 

Before you begin your workday, do you prepare by spending time with God? If so, how? If not, why not?
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Throughout your day, do you consciously appeal to God for help in making decisions or responding to people or crises? If so, how do you interact with Him? If not, how could you apply Doug's challenge to ask God questions?
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Doug pointed out that asking the question, "Did God lead me to do this?" can shed light on our motivations. In what areas of your work can you confidently say God lead you to act or choose a certain way? In what areas could you improve?
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What question can you ask this week of God as you approach issues and decision as work?
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 Doug concluded his insights by pointing out that his words to God often shape his attitude. Involving God in any decision or work issue puts the entire situation into perspective. This week, as you face the various circumstances of your work, take the few seconds necessary to involve God in every aspect.


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