Dr. Louis Brown Ogbeifun

Accredited Mediator | Certified Professional Manager and Trainer in Workplace Conflicts


Balancing Faith and Productivity: The Impact of Workplace Spirituality on Professional Effectiveness

Nothing is as problematic as workers arriving in their offices late in the morning because they have to spend hours in the church before going to the office. Even when they get to work late, some still head for worship centers in their office complex to spend the first productive hours in prayer. That is one of the reasons our industries and establishments are not prospering the way they should.

Do not get me wrong; there is nothing wrong with fellowshipping at work, but such spiritual endeavors should be at break times. It should never eat into official working hours because nobody should rob Peter to pay Paul.

In so many productive countries, workers cannot use their phones during official hours, talk more of congregating for prayers early in the morning, which should be some of the productive hours of the day.

What happens to our communication with our Father in heaven before leaving home, and when we get back? God is not partial to reward laziness over diligence and hard work.

When students, who should be reading for examinations, are on daily night vigils looking for miracles, and praying for retentive memories, what would that type of student retain without studying? Sadly during the day, many sleep all through lectures because we cannot shortchange nature and don’t pay for it, and the expected result is as sure as nightfall,

Not every illness would be cured spiritually; if not, Jesus would have no reason to mention physicians or God having reasons to create herbs for our use. There is a time and place for everything.

Let us learn to be appropriately situated for all things at their own time.

May God give us the wisdom to always know and do the right things. Amen

Grace and peace!!!