Love you all, praying for you.
God said “Don’t wait for Part 2) I’ve got something else for tomorrow.” (That’s where those little steps of obeying come in.)
What if your blessing depended on how you honor, refresh and tend your boss? How blessed would you be? Who said anything about liking them or not?
So how do you tend your boss as you would your own fig tree?
#1 Watch them. Learn their habits, strengths, weaknesses. Encourage their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Fill the gaps.
#2 Guard them. Remove any tress or structures that would throw shade, or block direct sunlight.
#3 Accompany and assist them. Be with them side by side, be willing to serve, get your hands dirty, roll up your sleeves. Do more than your share. Encourage them in their vision, ask God what you can do to help them implement it. (It may not be your vision. But you first are called to help someone else realize their vision – before God brings people to help you realize yours.) And encourage them by celebrating every progress made toward it. Get excited about what they want to accomplish. It’s just loving people 101.
#4 Protect them.
.a) Anticipate: Your job is to make them look good. That means protect them from surprises. Learn the skill of Holy Spirit Anticipation. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal anything that could become a setback or obstacle. Anticipate it, address it in advance, with alternatives to mitigate risks, for them to choose from.
.b) Speak life. Always speak well of your boss, and do not let others malign them. No one is perfect, including you. Guard their reputation in the eyes of others, don’t let the devil have a field day. You can defend them without confrontation…Learn the skill. Give them the benefit of the doubt. “They may have just meant… a, b, or c.” and before anyone can disagree move the discussion in a different direction.
.c) Give Credit. Give your boss credit for team successes (especially to their boss). IF they share the credit or not, that’s on them… God’s got you! Most people think they have to toot their own horn. Not men and women of God. they know His Word – let another praise you and not your own mouth, someone else, and not your own lips.
.d) Remedy shortfalls. Take responsibility when improvement is needed – with action steps and action plans for their approval. Don’t get caught in the blame game everyone else is playing. God has called you to rise above. Every problem is God giving you an opportunity! With every obstacle, ask Him for solutions, and bring alternatives for your boss to select from.
.e) Communicate. Always communicate in advance. Your boss should never be surprised – by anything! Give updates regularly, even daily! Ask them what they need? Under-promise, Over-deliver. Share the problem, the action you took, and the result - Not to toot your own horn, but to encourage them that they have a partner who is looking out for their best interest, and working hard to accomplish their vision.
When they know they can trust you, God will give you the opportunity to speak the truth in love to them - when they really need it. (and another thing - when bosses get promoted, within the company or outside of it, they take the people they trust with them - like drafting in NASCAR). "He who looks after His master will be honored."
.f) Add Value. Ask God to show you how to add value every day at work. Be worth more than you get paid. Every day. (You should always, every day of your life - be underpaid – because the value you deliver is far more than your current paycheck)
PiVAT before Dinner - is critical to your success. PiVAT gives God the chance to tell you things about your job, that He can confirm in the night season. Samuel first served Eli, David first served Saul, Elisha first served Elijah, Joshua first served Moses, Joseph first served the jailer, then he was serving Pharoah. Notice that not all of them were good bosses. Get good at serving. Look how Jesus served His boss. And how he served others.
Praying for you, that you will ask God how, that you will tend your boss, refreshing their spirit. This is the Fear of the LORD, this is honoring God. He will bless you.
Love you all,
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