The workplace means different things to different people. For some, it is a place to utilize the gifts and talents given to us by God. For others, it is merely a place to earn a living. Some are excited about their work while others dread Monday mornings.
One of the things the workplace provides is a place to develop our testimony. There is no better place to display and share our faith than at work.
Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “…and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you; so that you may behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
Usually our testimony is revealed in the little things that go on at work. However, there are instances when our testimony can become heroic.
“Al Braca worked as a corporate bond trader. His office was on the 105th floor of Tower One in the World Trade Center. A week after the tower was hit and collapsed, Al's body was found in the rubble.
According to his wife, Jeannie, Al hated his job; he couldn't stand the environment. It was a world completely out of sync with his Christian values. But he wouldn't quit. He was convinced that God wanted him to stay there, to be a light in the darkness.…
The Bracas learned that Al had indeed been ministering to people during the attack. Reports trickled in from friends and acquaintances. Some people on the 105th floor had made a last call or sent e-mails to a loved one saying that "a man" was leading people in prayer. A few referred to Al by name. When Al realized that they were trapped in the building and would not be able to escape, he shared the gospel with a group of 50 co-workers and led them in prayer.” (Adapted from Focus On the Family September 2002)
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our faith at work can become more and more apparent? If so, pray that the Lord would multiply His Kingdom as a result.
Something to think about…