Sometimes our work can be tiring. There are days when you peel your eyes open from a rough night’s sleep, and the last thing you want to do is get up. You have many coworkers who experience this feeling daily. It’s the “get in, get out” mentality that motivates so many of us.
Proverbs 14:23 tells us, “In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.”
Our hard work and dedication to the place God has called us matters. We can spend our days discussing the importance of working hard and sharing the love of Christ, but if we never put it into action in our workplace, how are we being faithful?
There will be days when work is the last place we want to be, but we should strive to always bring our whole selves into our workplace. By doing this, we are a light to those around us who are struggling in ways we may never know.
In one of the videos on our website, Greg McBrayer from American Airlines speaks about working in air traffic control the days following September 11, 2001. Everyone was still stunned, silence filled the usually busy room, and no one quite knew what to do. How easy would it have been for Greg and everyone else to say, “I’d rather not come in today; this is too hard”?
However, Greg knew that not only his presence but his faith mattered. Therefore, it was paramount for him that he show up and be a light to his coworkers. He offered a listening ear and prayer to those who were struggling with how to move forward.
This is just one of many examples we have seen in the Christ at Work Movement. Bringing everything you have into your workplace will never go unnoticed and will only lead to God working in magnificent ways.
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“Don’t withhold good from someone who deserves it when it is in your power to do so.”
“Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.”