WHO DO YOU REALLY WORK FOR?

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10, NIV)

Community

In order to live our lives to the fullest, we need to be in community with other believers. The “Church” can never truly be the church if we aren’t connected to one another – and to Jesus Christ. Keep in mind that the “Church” is not a building or any particular denomination, but it is the people gathered together in the name of God – the Holy Spirit – to follow Christ and His teachings. There are many ways in which the church is supposed to reach out, but one very important way is through our various communities – one of those is our place of employment.

The Apostle Paul gave us a framework. He wrote that we must be devoted to one another. We must make other people a priority in our busy lives, setting them above and ahead of other things, honoring them above ourselves. In Philippians 2:3-4, NIV, Paul drives home that same point again: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Paul also wrote that we must commit to honesty and transparency (Ephesians 4:25, NIV; 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV) and accountability (Galatians 6:1-2, NIV). Community doesn’t work without these important ingredients. It just doesn’t! And we must not presume we know how to “fix” each other, but rather we need to trust the Holy Spirit to do everything that needs to be done (Romans 12:3, NIV). When we offer to “fix” someone else, we can do damage – spiritual and relational – without meaning to. It’s so much better to listen and ask open, non-judgmental questions. Most important, we need to pray something else the Bible says we must do together – a lot!

We must encourage one another to live boldly and confidently in our faith, supporting each other along the way. We must stand with one another, helping each other through hardship, so that no one falls away when things get tough (Romans 22:12, NIV, Galatians 6:2, NIV).

What does all this mean in today’s workplace? It simply means that, although we may be working for a human boss, we are ultimately working for our Lord and Savior. We need to support one another in everything we do. And we need to view our workplace as one of God’s venues to bring others closer to Him.

Work for Christ

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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19 Comments on “WHO DO YOU REALLY WORK FOR?”

  1. garden2day Says:

    My favorite chapter–Romans 12 🙂 . Have a great one!

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  2. Megan Says:

    Amen! Our work is our ministry! Great post!

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    • Thanks for re-blogging, Kenny T! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have any followers! You’re a big help!! God bless you! 🙂 Dave

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      • Hey Dave, I still rate your post at a “Five Smoothie” level and you will always have a spot in my heart. My job has become more demanding and I don’t have the time to respond like I used to…. I look for your Post for my Sunday MS&D…. Do you have any suggestions of a Blog site for an occasional Saturday Post? Take Care My Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  3. Paul H. Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  4. Nancy Ruegg Says:

    Even when the workplace is home, and motherhood or fatherhood is the occupation, we are ultimately working for God. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Col. 3:23, 24). Those verses encouraged me greatly during the diaper-years!

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  5. Reblogged this on The Mermaid Swims… Strait Way to New and commented:
    Sweet is the work…

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  6. hijoy Says:

    I work for God my Creator. That trickles down to the people that he has cross my path.

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  7. It is always such a joy to see others embrace the “Body of Christ” as it applies to our lives and our service (ministry) to not just one another but to our neighbors as well.
    I’ve been trying to make the rounds and comment the last few days. My fibromyalgia at times makes it a pain to type, though I always have good days, so I spend a lot of time reading posts, yet not always commenting. It is always such a joy when I feel good enough to tap those keys!!!
    God bless you for your inspiration and your ministry to all of us who love your insights and writings from the Spirit!!

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