Going to Work

6 02 2012

Today my husband starts a new job. It isn’t just a switch inside the same company, or the same job in a new location. He is making a complete change in careers. I am really proud of him. It has been neat to watch how God has been at work in our family as this opportunity opened, and he has searched to walk where he can best serve the Lord.

Jobs are about more than the need to make money. While that is important, God knows that our jobs shape and define our identity in significant ways. We invest a great deal of ourselves in where we work. From the beginning, God gave Adam work to do because He created us with the need to make a difference in our world.

Our workplace becomes a focal point for living out our faith. These people see us five days a week. They notice our integrity, watch how we make decisions, pay attention to the way we treat others, and see how we handle the ups and downs of everyday life. They watch how we spend our money, where we invest our time, and whether our actions live out our words. Our jobs become stages on which we live out our resolution to be like Jesus.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24.

My Jesus Resolution today is to remember who my real boss is. Jesus calls me to be like Him in every part of my work day. He wants me to reflect His character in the way I treat others, whether it is an executive or the janitor. He directs me to do everything without grumbling or complaining. Instead, I am to keep my eyes open for His presence and seek His guidance. He wants to influence the way I talk in the break room, how I use my time, and the manner in which I respect those in authority. Today I am going to go to work with Jesus.


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6 02 2012
Beverly

Good morning and Thank you for the message. I couldn’t agree more with your message. Congratulations to your husband!

6 02 2012
Linda Little

Casandra,

I go to church with your parents and have told them how much I enjoy reading your blog, but have not told you. Thank you for your study of the scriptures and sharing your insights with us. It gives me focus and I often make your resolution my own.

Lovingly,
Linda Little

6 02 2012
Oleta Coleman

So true about our witness on the job. May Ken enjoy his new job and continue to grow in Him day by day. Thanks for sharing your life and your thoughts — they are always an inspiration to me.

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