What’s your why?
What’s the reason you work?
As a Christian, the reason you work is to bring glory to God. Everything we do, in reality should bring glory to God.
I have a friend who strongly believed in this verse:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” – Colossians 3:23
At the time, he was working in a warehouse stocking shelves. A warehouse job, although offers the benefits of time alone, is certainly not a highly respected position.
But, my friend as well as myself have the belief that your ministry is where you are, not just where you want to be.
AND, one of the easiest ways to show the love of Christ and bring glory to His name is to work at everything as if you were doing it for the Lord.
So, my friend (who worked the night shift) would show up early, work with intense diligence and attention to detail, each and every night. While his co-workers would slack off and complain about their job, my friend made it clear how fortunate he was to have a job to go to, and displayed excellence in all of his work.
His co-workers began to take notice and asked him why he worked so hard.
This moment, when non-believers question you, is the EXACT reason we act in a manner that glorifies God and not the world.
Others notice when you’re different. And, despite their actions that display the opposite, they would in all reality like to emulate your life.
It’s the reason they ask questions.
And, those questions allow you to open up and talk about your love for Christ and how a savior came down and died for your life and your co-workers lives.
Too often we try to push our beliefs on others which ultimately turns them off. But, when we show love and devotion through our actions, rather than us having to prod and pry at those around us, they will be the ones coming to us.
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18
A christian business man/women is called to be a leader in their work place. The best way I’ve found to be a leader is through letting my actions speak louder than my words, and the easiest way this happens, is by doing EVERYTHING for the glory of the Lord.
Yours in Ambition,