Getting Along With The Boss

October 15, 2007

“Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative.” – Titus 2:9

Most people have a supervisor or a boss. What principles from God’s Word can help us to get along with our boss?

Submit to his/her leadership. He or she is the boss. The only time you shouldn’t submit is when the boss urges you to do something immoral or dishonest. Then, if you want to please God, you’ll do what’s right and be willing to face the consequences.

Work heartily to please God. If the goal is to please God, any honorable work is meaningful. You work to please God, and usually the boss is pleased. Every boss is looking for honest, hard-working employees.

Recognize it’s not your job to change your boss, but you can always change bosses. If the boss is immoral or unreasonable, you can find a new boss, or become your own boss. This takes guts and faith but it’s a blessing of a free country. Seek to get along with your boss God’s way, and if you can’t, find a new one.