The workplace is fertile ground for Evangelism. If you have gotten into a rut at work, I want to remind you of your greater purpose. Jesus didn't come down to earth just to be a human. He had a mission - To seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10)! God can use you to impact people who are lost, hurting, depressed, confused, and fearful. But not if your walk and your talk are misaligned. Have the same mindset like Jesus (see 1 Cor.2:16) and embrace the greater purpose of the relationships around you, which are so short-lived in light of eternity. Here are two areas you can focus on this week:
1. True to your word
Do what you said you were going to do. Few things will taint your reputation and character at work (and life, in general) as being unreliable in your communication. Speak true of others, don't spread lies. Speak true of yourself, don't make things up to try to impress people. And, most importantly, speak The Truth, God's Word. Psalm 15 begins, "Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart." Our walk and our talk must go hand-in-hand. Practically, for example, don't be overly eager to say you'll do something if, deep down, you probably know you won't. Think it through. Integrity of speech; let this infiltrate your character.
2. True to your identity
You are a child of God, anywhere and everywhere. Don't be afraid to show it, speak of it, and defend it (if necessary). Don't be someone else. Be you. Instead of fretting over trying to fit in, remember who you are called to be, in Christ Jesus. Colossians 3:1-3 says, "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." We don't change our behavior, attitudes, convictions, and so on, based on the environment. If anything, the environment around us should change! Before an employee, manager, vice president, etc., you are a living soul on whom God has lavished his love and grace. Live accordingly. Title's pass. Work will be no more. But a child of God you will always be.
Biblical, on-the-go, tips for thriving at work. Written by Danny Kovacs, from first-hand wins & losses. This is the digital space where I share free resources and learning moments throughout the week/month.