“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.” (Proverbs 2:6-8,NIV)

I don’t know what kind of business you are in, but chances are pretty good that neither your boss nor your co-workers pay much attention to the fact that the Word of God – the bible – contains many of the answers to solve our every day problems. Generally speaking, when problems occur, we react. Most of the time we react instinctively and not rationally. We react according to our human nature, not according to our spiritual nature.

For instance, when one of my clients calls me and indicates that I have made a mistake, my first thought is to defend myself: “That’s impossible. I don’t make mistakes.” But when I take a minute to think rationally about the situation I realize that I do make mistakes. We all make mistakes. It’s human nature; none of us are perfect.

My “old self” had a tendency to get angry, to possibly use a few choice four-letter words, and to even make up a little white lie, placing the blame somewhere else. But my “new self” is aware of the wisdom that the Lord has placed within me.

“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” (Colossians 3:8-10, NIV)

The Bible provides knowledge and understanding. When we focus our lives on Christ, He becomes our Shield. He guards us and protects us when things get out of control.

The next time you encounter a problem at work, don’t return to your “old self”. Turn to Christ and let everyone see your “new self”!

Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”!

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