What would you say catches the attention of your coworkers about your faith in the Lord? As Christians we can be tempted to think that when you achieve success (salary and status) by the world’s standard…then you will have credibility to influence them. Well to some extent you may be used to relate to similar people and also attract people who share a common desire to succeed in their professional life. However, God’s way of bringing His influence to the business world can be very different. It actually looks upside down to the world’s method. How? God often uses His people to draw attention to Himself by letting their lives demonstrate a contrast to the status quo of the work culture (1 Corinthians 1:26-31). This is not to say that Christians should act strange or odd, or even preach at people. No, you do this by living as a total Christian there. This is more than integrating your faith in special situations. It is about God’s presence actively working in and through you. It’s about His peace ruling in your hearts (Philippians 4:7) and your life being an expression of gratitude toward God (2 Corinthians 9:10-11), and Who takes pleasure in your work life. Christians are said to be living epistles for others to observe (2 Corinthians 3:2,3). What does your life draw attention to at the workplace? (PMC)
This article was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.