Want to be trusted in your job? Looking to get promoted and have more responsibility? Instead of kissing up to your boss, start by being trustworthy. Be that worker, your supervisor can go to when they need something done. Be the coworker who is there to help others even if you don’t get credit. Put time and effort into the small things and watch as God blesses them,
He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
Jesus had just finished telling the story about the dishonest manager who was going to get fired by his master. It tells of how he slashed the bills of everyone who owed his master money in hopes that they would show him favor when he was out on the street because he didn’t have the strength to do manual labor. Jesus uses that as a platform to talk about being trustworthy.
If you can be trusted in the little things, you can also be trusted in the big things. Some people take this as a ladder system, and it works that way to an extent, but the real purpose is to show your trustworthiness in any situation. You have to have integrity and work ethic to be trusted by your superiors. That means doing what you are told and doing it right when no one is looking. That is one of the best ways for Christians to witness.
Are you a person people can trust? Are there questions about your integrity? If that is the case, it is time to change. It won’t be easy, and it will take some time, but you can turn things around. Start by being honest with others and stop being lazy. Those two things destroy our integrity faster than almost anything. When you can be trusted, it means people can believe what you say.