It’s Up To Us!

“Love your neighbor as yourself”. (Matthew 22:39, NIV, Leviticus 19:18, NIV)

The purpose of our vocation, or calling, is to love and to serve one another. It is through our vocation that evangelism is most effective.

Since non-Christians are unlikely to come to church, how can they be “brought” to Jesus? It only makes sense that we should examine where we spend most of our time – at work. In the workplace, Christians and non-Christians are together – oftentimes forty or more hours per week. They get to know each other and even become friends. Opportunities for witnessing arise naturally – during coffee breaks or at lunch, discussing tragedies like the attack on the World Trade Center or a failing marriage, or in times of happiness such as the birth of a child or grandchild. Christians in the workplace and within society have much greater access to nonbelievers than a pastor. In fact for the most part, pastors interact primarily with Christians. It’s you and me, out there in the “real world” that are working and socializing with non-believers.

Spiritually, the Christian’s life is “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3, NIV), but physically the Christian lives in the same world with everyone else. Christians aren’t supposed to “hide” from everyday life; they aren’t supposed to neglect the world in which God has placed them. God created our world and “saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:10, 12, 18, 21, 25, NIV). He Himself entered this world, becoming “alive” in Christ Jesus. Like us, He was born into a family and into society. His entire life was spent in community and socializing with non-believers.

If our goal is to become more like Jesus, we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are provided to us every day – opportunities to bring others into a relationship with Him. The best place for us to do that is where Christ has strategically placed us – in our workplaces!

Use your workplace this week to talk about our Savior. If you are unable to “talk” about Him because of certain employment policies, live a life that honors and glorifies Him with everything you do! Most importantly, be an example to those in need of our Savior!

Enjoy your Monday, “Working for Christ”!


“Working for Christ”

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  1. Great Post and thanks for the reminder…. Take care and God Bless 🙂

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