ChristAlive! Archives: Christian Witness in Workplace
I had always told our children, “The right decisions in life, both personal and in business, are almost always the hardest.” And so it was. I suddenly had an overwhelming sensation of being challenged and observed.
I thought for a second and said, “You know, one day you’ll meet someone, and you’ll just see something in them and their life and you’ll want to be like them; that’s how God got to me”. Then she said something I wasn’t ready for. “You’re that person for me.”
You and I have probably each looked at the time and energy that we put into our projects and wondered whether it is worth it. We live in a flawed and fallen world, so for all we put into our work, it always falls short to some degree.
How should Christians respond to hostility towards their faith in the workplace? Some people believe that faith should be private, not to be shared or otherwise evident in the workplace. Others object to hearing talk about Jesus, complaining that they do not want Christians imposing their beliefs on them. They contend that the workplace should be a religious-free zone.
Am I living the life of Christ by who I am, what I do, and how I do it, no matter where I am?
Do I find myself caught up with being right rather than being Christ?
“Joy” is one of those words, like “grace”, that I identify with Jesus. Somehow joy and praise go together like peanut butter and jelly. In his book Hope for Each Day, the Reverend Billy Graham defines “joy” in terms of "serving the Lord" and realizing great contentment in our personal relationship with him.