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【職場上的祭司】基督教信仰: 七個高效能思維(二)

 

主動積極(建立自己)     不單顧自己的事(建立他人)

mpm在職場上,我們都會希望升職、加薪、得上司的賞識、得同事的愛戴、在客戶面前蒙恩,於是有人會花大量時間和心思討好上司、同事或客戶,陪他們飲酒、唱K、打高爾夫球,總之,就是投其所好,希望對方會記得自己;有些人會選擇踩低別人,製造謠言或人身攻擊等方法,以博取晉升。另有一些人會努力進修,強化自己的技能,這就如 Stephen Covey 在其書 "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" 中第一個習慣:主動積極 -- 將自己能管理的範圍擴大或專注地發展,例如: 自己有運動的細胞, 就可努力發展,有一天可能成為運動員、教練,目的是為了自己的成功。

個人成功彷彿成為我們成長的鞭子,自幼稚園我們就努力換取老師的卡通『印仔』、貼紙,以換取禮物,長大後為要得到同輩的認同、符合社會的期望,我們會為「四仔 --車、屋、老婆、孩子」忙碌。勤勞、積極是聖經的教導,就如《箴言》10:4所說:「游手好閒的,招致貧窮,勤力工作的,得到富足。」然而,當我們向「主動積極」發展時,我們需要留意以下兩個聖經的教導。

1. 建立「王國」?!

認識一位商人在三十多歲時憑著知識、技術,成為一間大型玩具廠的股東,在四十歲有足夠的財富移民到澳洲過退休生活,可是,他形容自己是「心裡空洞、恐怕有天會失去一切、煙不離手的『掛名的基督徒』」。神安排他一家在澳洲重新檢視信仰,與天父建立親密的關係,並且立志要以基督教信仰去過生活。兩年後,他們回流香港,在大陸與朋友合資開玩具廠,從前他流水帶是一批批的貨,他關心有多少次貨、每天的產量、工人有沒有偷懶,現在他看到的流水帶旁一個個生命,於是他特意聘了傳道人去駐廠關心員工、辦不同的活動去讓員工認識神;每天買各省市的報紙,讓員工知道自己老家的新聞;開設幾個不同口味的飯堂;有員工家鄉親人有什麼困難,上司不單會給點錢讓他們回去,更會把職位留下來,讓他們可安心回去。此外,他從一開始就立志不做任何賄賂的事,有一次,因員工報關出現問題,官員向公司索取幾萬元作為擺平事件的費用,但他堅拒付款,寧可多付幾十萬的罰款,此後,所有官員都清楚這間公司是不會付任何賄款,就再沒有出現報關的問題。從外人看來,弟兄在地上彷彿在建立一個屬於自己的王國,然而,他卻是在建立神的國度,一個充滿愛、關心、平等、正直的群體。當我們要積極發展時,要檢視自己的內心,是為了些什麼目的,而那些東西是否能存留到永恆當中。

2. 建立別人
基督教是一個「為他者」的信仰,用愛與公義去實踐愛人如己。我們很容易會將這種「為他者」的價值觀,與潘霍華牧師為結束納粹統治而行刺希特拉,或如德蘭修女一樣到貧瘠地區照顧垂死的病人,又或與摩西為悖逆的以色列民向上帝求饒恕,寧可上帝在生命冊上刪去自己的名字等等行動劃上等號。然後,就認為自己做不來、沒有那麼偉大。其實,耶穌的行動成為我們的榜樣,祂觸摸患大麻瘋,用手混著泥土醫治瞎眼的,祂根本不需要這樣做,說一句話就讓對方得醫治,祂親手去摸,其中一個原因是要對方感受到被接納。在職場上,因著架構,會有上下之分;在性質上,又有高級與低微之別,記得有一段新聞說到一個在地盤工作的工人幹了一天的活累得不得了,乘坐地鐵時有座位也不敢坐下,生怕弄髒座位,寧可站著,良久有一個小妹妹就請工人坐下來陪她。

除了從心裡確信大家都是上帝的兒女外,我們還可以幫助其他人成長,用真理、良言建立別人。有一位同事,她原來的職位是會計文員,多番栽培教導都做得不好,造成自己與上司很大壓力。在制度上,把她辭退另聘新人是最快最有效的方案,只是,這是否對她是最好?於是,嘗試將她調到另一個部門,試了半年還是不適合,於是又再調,終於找到適合她的崗位,她就像魚如得水般。確實,這種做法需要不同部門配合,上司的量度,你或許會覺得浪費時間或不符合成本效益,可是,試想想上帝也是否同樣地陶造栽培你成為合用的器皿?

(下期再續)

 

喜樂 Joy

喜樂的心乃是良藥;憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。箴言 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

然而,我要因耶和華歡欣,因救我的 神喜樂。哈巴谷書 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

要常常喜樂,不住的禱告,凡事謝恩。帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:16-17
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

饒恕 Forgiveness

主啊,你本為良善,樂意饒恕人,有豐盛的慈愛賜給凡求告你的人。詩篇 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

你不要說:“我要以惡報惡”;要等候耶和華,他必拯救你。箴言 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 6:14

你們饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必饒恕你們的過犯;馬太福音 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

你們不饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必不饒恕你們的過犯。馬太福音 6:15
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15

你們各人若不從心裡饒恕你的弟兄,我天父也要這樣待你們了。馬太福音 18:35
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart. Matthew 18:35

謙卑 Humility

敬畏耶和華是智慧的訓誨;尊榮以前,必有謙卑。箴言 15:33
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

敬畏耶和華心存謙卑,就得富有、尊榮、生命為賞賜。箴言 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

凡事不可結黨,不可貪圖虛浮的榮耀;只要存心謙卑,各人看別人比自己強。腓立比書 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

驕傲 Pride

驕傲來,羞恥也來;謙遜人卻有智慧。箴言 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

驕傲只啟爭競;聽勸言的,卻有智慧。箴言 13:10
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 13:10

驕傲在敗壞以先;狂心在跌倒之前。箴言 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

忍耐 Patience

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

並且你們要為我的名,被眾人恨惡,惟有忍耐到底的,必然得救。馬可福音 13:13
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13

不但如此,就是在患難中也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. Romans 5:3

我們行善,不可喪志;若不灰心,到了時候就要收成加拉太書 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

你們也當忍耐,堅固你們的心,因為主來的日子近了。雅各書 5:8
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

溫柔 Meekness

回答柔和,使怒消退;言語暴戾,觸動怒氣。箴言 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

溫柔的人有福了,因為他們必承受地土。馬太福音 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

用溫柔勸戒那抵擋的人;或者 神給他們悔改的心,可以明白真道。提摩太後書 2:25
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25

只要以裡面存著長久溫柔、安靜的心為妝飾;這在 神面前是極寶貴的。彼得前書 3:4
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4

嫉妒 Envy

不要為作惡的心懷不平,也不要向那行不義的生出嫉妒。詩篇 37:1
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong. Psalm 37:1

心中安靜是肉體的生命;嫉妒是骨中的朽爛。箴言 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

在何處有嫉妒、紛爭,就在何處有擾亂和各樣的壞事。雅各書 3:16
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16

生氣 Anger

當止住怒氣,離棄忿怒;不要心懷不平,以致作惡。詩篇 37:8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8

好生氣的人,不可與他結交;暴怒的人,不可與他來往。箴言 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered. Proverbs 22:24

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

生氣卻不要犯罪.不可含怒到日落。以弗所書 4:26
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

我親愛的弟兄們,這是你們所知道的,但你們各人要快快的聽,慢慢的說,慢慢的動怒,因為人的怒氣並不成就 神的義。雅各書 1:19,20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19,20

災難 Calamity

謹守口與舌的、就保守自己免受災難。箴言 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. Proverbs 21:23

民要攻打民、國要攻打國、多處必有地震、饑荒.這都是災難的起頭。馬可福音 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8

憂愁 Worry

你們不要憂愁、因靠耶和華而得的喜樂是你們的力量。尼希米記 8:10
Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

主雖使人憂愁, 還要照他諸般的慈愛發憐憫。耶利米哀歌 3:32
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

凡勞苦擔重擔的人,可以到我這裡來,我就使你們得安息。馬太福音 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

我留下平安給你們、我將我的平安賜給你們.我所賜的、不像世人所賜的.你們心裏不要憂愁、也不要膽怯。約翰福音 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。腓立比書 4:6,7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7

因此, 你們是大有喜樂, 但如今, 在百般的試煉中暫時憂愁。彼得前書 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

患難 Trouble, Suffering

義人多有苦難,但耶和華救他脫離這一切。詩篇 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19

神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時的幫助!詩篇 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

耶和華本為善,在患難的日子為人的保障,並且認得那些投靠他的人。那鴻書 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7

為義受逼迫的人有福了,因為天國是他們的。馬太福音 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

不但如此,就是在患難中,也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3

我想現在的苦楚,若比將來要顯於我們的榮耀,就不足介意了。羅馬書 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

因為你們蒙恩,不但得以信服基督,並要為他受苦。腓立比書 1:29
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

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