Why Do We Work? (Workplace Wednesday)

It is kind of funny, but I have heard this many times.  It happens and we don’t even notice it.  They will say something like, “Yeah, they say they are a Christian but I don’t really think they are.  But, that other guy he is truly a believer.”  They might even use a term like saved, or righteous, but speaking of someone else they put them in a different category.  They themselves do not identify as believers, but they refer to someone as knowing God.  Subtle realities tell us that people do not have a believing problem, but an obedience problem.  Jesus lets us know that, “Those who seek, find (Matthew 7:7).”  But that doesn’t give us the right to make excuses about our witness.

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Last week we talked about who we work for, See Who Do You Work For? (Workplace Wednesday). Ultimately we work for God.  Sometimes we see the realization very sharply and sometimes it is harder to see, but truly our jobs are more than just how we get money.  God has strategically placed us to be a light in a dark place.  Think about something startling, If you have been a believer very long your job is maybe the only place you have friendships with people who are not Christian.  You might sit at some sporting events for your kid with some other parents, or you might be around some political groups, a PTA meeting, etc.  But, truly you might not be around many people different from you very often.  The typical exception is your job.

The person in the office or cube next to you sees how you act.  I had a person of another faith tell me one time about the Christian they know at work.  They couldn’t believe that with all of the things going on this family’s life, they never complain about anything and the joy and peace they have is amazing.  It is something they want for their own life!  This should be normal for us.  In the workplace there is something more important going on than our actual career.  Our witness is either happening or it is not happening, but either way this is the most important activity happening or not happening in your workplace.

 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:10-13 ESV).” 


Other Workplace Wednesday Posts:

Who Do You Work For? (Workplace Wednesday)

Forgiveness (Workplace Wednesday)

My Milli Vanilli Moment (Workplace Wednesday)

Lucky To Be You!

3 Ways Insecurity Kills Your Workplace (Workplace Wednesday)

How to Be the Greatest Leader(Workplace Wednesday)

5 Things to Do When Conflict Happens (Workplace Wednesday)

Water Cooler Gossip (Workplace Wednesday)

In Front of Kings!!! (Workplace Wednesday)


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