Have you ever tried to keep God out of one area of your life? How difficult is that? If you have not ever merged Him into all areas of your life, I guess it could be easier than pulling Him out after you have surrendered all.
If you believe you have surrendered all, have you begun to let your personal ministry efforts spill over into your work life?
At first blush, you might think this is not possible. How can you bring your ministry efforts into your job place? Depending on what you do as a job, and depending on what your ministry looks like, it could be a challenge.
Consider this. I used to do presentations for a company. At the end, I always passed out applications and ink pens. The company did not provide company branded ink pens, so I provided ink pens with DrewsAnimals.com printed on the side of them. The company did not mind, and I got to share my Christian website, Drew’s Animals, with a few more folks. I chose a way to put something in their hands that they would think about, and hopefully look at, after they left the presentation.
Every job situation and ministry is a little different. I once saw a video of a young man who wanted to brighten the lives of others. He made a difference by passing out a thought for the day to all the customers he served. He prepared the thought for the day at home. He used no company resources. Each day customers would line up to get his thought. The same thing could have been done with a scripture verse. As a side note: I sometimes use, and I have seen others use scripture as a status update on social networks.
Simple things can be very effective. But why is it so important to bring God into the workplace in such an everyday way?
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
You may spend the bulk of your day at work. If you don’t find a way to serve God there, how much time do you have left to serve? If the goal is to serve God, then why not find ways – if you can – to incorporate that service into your work instead of trying to give Him the part of your day that is left? In addition, unless you work at home, you may have more contact with folks during working hours than you do after work. Again, depending on your job, this could provide an endless door of opportunity.
Key Focal Verse:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Today’s challenge is to give some thought to how you may bring God into the workplace in addition to traditional witnessing and in a way that will extend your ministry efforts. Here’s a hint. Think about how you can be helpful to both the company and the person you want to reach. Be creative and have fun sharing Jesus!