YOUR MISSION HAS A NAME!

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” (1 Peter 3:15-16, NIV)

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You may think that work is just a meaningless exercise in futility because … well … everyone has to make a living. As I’ve said in the past, work is much more than that. Just like building an orphanage in the Dominican Republic or preaching the gospel to new believers in Angola, your job is a mission field. Regardless of what you do, almost everyone works in a community. There are people around you. And when there are people around you there is an opportunity to serve those who are in need of a Savior.

That doesn’t mean you should be “preaching” to everyone all the time (God help your co-workers if that’s the case), or even that you need to have a strategy for bringing those within your workplace to Christ. But it does mean you need to pay close attention to relationships, because it is through those relationships that Christ’s love is carried out.

Peter says we should always be ready to explain our Christian hope should anyone ask us about it (1 Peter 3:15-16). It may take weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime for that question to come up, but when it does, it will be a consistent life of hope and a loving relationship that will bring it about. This is not evangelism – where we go out with the express purpose of proclaiming the gospel and giving people a chance to accept Christ. This is a lifestyle. Evangelism is once in a while; this is all the time. Our love for people and our hope in Christ will put us in a position to point to Christ when asked about Him.

Neither you nor I can turn anyone into a Christian. Only God can. But we can be witnesses for Him by simply loving those who don’t yet know the love of Christ.

Your mission today has a name. That person needs a friend and a Savior. Begin to develop relationships today that will last an eternity!

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Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”!

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5 Comments on “YOUR MISSION HAS A NAME!”


  1. True words! Thank you for the reminder!

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  2. Reblogged this on I Can See A Light and commented:
    Read this great post on “Working for Christ” and wanted to share it with you! Sometimes our best witness of God’s love is through how we act toward others. It’s a good reminder to reflect the light of Jesus and His love as we go about our day, whatever we do.

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  3. garden2day Says:

    🙂 ! Take care!

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  4. Jesus his eyes where on the unseen, and his trust was totally by his Father to whom he was faithful all the time. Jesus always did the work of his Father, so should we.

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