WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24, NIV)

paycheck

(photo credit – hasslefreeclipart.com)

The things that matter most in a Christian’s work life are not the same things that matter to the rest of the world. It’s not the dollar amount of their paychecks, the impressiveness of their business cards, the prestige they have earned within their trade, or the position they hold within their company. It’s not even about their productivity or the quality of their work – although hard work is certainly an honorable pursuit. Instead, when it comes to their jobs, what matters most is the extent to which they model themselves after Christ from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

When we attend church on the weekend, we are taught to become more like Christ in the way we live. The problem we encounter is that our intentions are good, but our minds become altered somewhere between Sunday and Monday. The realities of work often keep us from becoming Christ-like at our jobs. Some of these realities are work related, some are simply human nature, but all of them force God out of the forefront and onto the back burner. By Tuesday or Wednesday, our thoughts of God and living for Christ may have completely faded away.

From my experience, that’s a source of frustration for many Christians. We struggle with it. We feel guilty about it. We may even recommit to do things differently, but somehow we manage to backslide and  leave Christ out of our lives – just when we need Him the most!

Perhaps you too have had personal experience with this. Maybe you’ve made some effort to apply your faith in the workplace, only to be discouraged by the results. Perhaps you’ve even reached the point of concluding that real, enduring change is hopeless. It’s not. It’s just a matter of seeing things more clearly – maybe for the first time in your life. And then it’s simply a matter of cooperating with God to defeat the things standing between you and our Savior.

What’s keeping you from being more Christ-like in your job and in your career? What are the barriers that stand in your way? Ask God to give you the strength you need to become more like Christ in your workplace! Your job is an important mission field. Keep Christ “alive” twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week!

christ is alive

Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”!

Explore posts in the same categories: Ephesians, New Testament

Tags: , , , , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

21 Comments on “WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?”

  1. cnhfaith Says:

    Reblogged this on Faith.

    Like


  2. 24/7 and 365/year we are to be His hands and feet! Wonderful reminder Dave! Thanks!

    Like

  3. Joe Quatrone, Jr. Says:

    Amen!

    Like

  4. bernasvibe Says:

    **Will be back later to respond in full when time permits..GREAT topic 🙂 Stay UPlifted & blessed

    Like


  5. Great post as always. I know it speaks to others in other ways. For me although I don’t attend church on a regular basis, I feel I attend Christ Church in my heart daily but only when I don’t let the outside world rule my heart. It has been a struggle since I had to return back to work in order to pay my bills.There was a time after the emotional flood that even though I struggled at home, Christ Church was being built in my heart, as I did not give up my HOPE and LOVE, for me my Faith in God grows. I know we all walk different paths but what matters most we all heading in the direction of God and His LOVE. God Bless.

    Like

    • Dave Boller Says:

      Great comment. Thanks so much for your input. Sometimes I think the “church” actually hurts more than it helps. As long as you have accepted Christ as your Savior that’s the best kind of church! Keep smilin’! 🙂

      Like

  6. Annie B Says:

    I just love this one – I love them all, but this one is great!!!! Thank you for the blessing. Annie B 🙂

    Like

  7. IniOluwa Says:

    Reblogged this on Aspire 4 Peace and commented:
    #GreatestRoleModel

    Like

  8. IniOluwa Says:

    This is a great post. You are truly an inspiration. You are doing the Lord’s work. Thanks for writing and stay God continue to bless you. Stay blessed

    Like

  9. garden2day Says:

    Some of us try to serve two masters…when we take our Sunday clothes off and put our workday clothes on. You said it so well in your post, “It’s Time to Change Employers.” 🙂 Take care! 😀

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: