2 Corinthians 5:20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for God when we plead, “Come back to God!”
It is Friday, and for many this signifies the end of the work week. As we’ve talked about making work a place of worship, we’ve learned God wants to use our 9 to 5 in the same way He wants to use our time in church on Sundays. He wants us to view our work as worship. Ultimately, work is an opportunity for people who follow Jesus to share His love. I’ve asked a few friends to offer specific ways they do this. Below is a summary of their experience. Click any that you want to read to learn more:
Our 3,000+ employee group was facing massive restructure and uncertainty all year in 2015. I was able to have courage and share hope as I trusted God more and more.
This past year has been filled with anxiety for the 3,000+ employees in my group. Fears of uncertainty over new roles, new organizational structure and boss have made it a tough environment. I’ve been tested but reminded that God is the same provider no matter what the outcome. When you can't see the future clearly, and have even less control over how it plays out, all one can do is take care of today.The great news? As I've learned this lesson personally, I've been able to articulate this message daily due to my position and large number of reports. God has used me to bring calm in the face of real fears.
God uses me to pray with patients.
I feel like God uses me at work: when I have the opportunity, I pray with patients. I always feel like God opens doors with both believers and non-believers in various situations to allow this to happen. It is not every patient but there are a few.
God used me to set up a “debate club” to talk about my faith.
A buddy of mine and I at work have something called "debate club." Debate club is essentially a once a week shooting of the breeze, where we attempt to debate a hot button topic or issue. It's usually just a way we connect over some sort of in-depth, insightful, intelligent conversation. However, it's amazing how many times debate club ends up giving me an opportunity to talk about God's will in my life and the message of Christ.
I’m not super confident in what I know, but I share what I hear God telling me to with the other women in my office.
I work in an office with two age groups, a few of us 40 year olds and a lot of 20 somethings. In spite of my own fear and insecurity I share Jesus by simply being there and at times giving advice that is less about what's ok "in the world," and what God would have them do.
Let’s all pray this prayer together -- “God, Thank you for my work. Use me today, to share your love with others. Help me to work as though I’m working for you. Amen.”