Andrew Laird

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6 Ways to Set Our Minds on Christ During a Busy Workday

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Christians are to be people who think differently, who have a spiritual (Romans 8:5-6) or heavenly mindset (Colossians 3:2). We give our mind to how we can worship God and put the needs of others before our own in all the decisions of life, rather than the selfish pursuits of the “flesh”.
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3 Ways to Love Your Unlovely Colleagues

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Sacrificial love is hard, even when it is directed towards someone we truly love. But loving someone we don’t love—someone who makes our life miserable and difficult, well, that feels almost impossible at times!
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3 Priorities to Take to Work This Year

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 A new year often brings with it a renewed focus (and maybe even resolutions) for how we want to live differently this year. But how much of your thinking about the new year is related to your work?
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How to Decide If It's Time to Leave Your Job

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It’s a perennial question, and one most of us will face during our working life—when is it time to leave a job? 
3 Problems When We Tie Our Identity to Our Work

3 Problems When We Tie Our Identity to Our Work

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What questions do you normally ask someone when you meet them for the first time? My guess is that after asking their name, one of the most likely questions you ask is, “What do you do for work?”. But have you noticed how people often respond? Not by saying, “I work as a lawyer”, but “I am a lawyer”. We live in a world of “I am what I do”, where our identity is tied to our work. 
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2 Moves Towards Building a Better Relationship with Your Workmates

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When two sinful people work together, it’s inevitable that we’ll rub one another up the wrong way. That’s perhaps the starting point to building great working relationships with our colleagues—recognising that challenges and frustrations with colleagues will always be a feature of work this side of eternity.  But that doesn’t mean we should simply resign ourselves to this fact and just “suck it up”. The world will encourage us to respond by moving away, and that does make sense, but it’s not what God would want us to do.