Christians should understand that the world view credibility is based on values such as achievement, breaking new records, moving into higher positions, and often all this without consideration of others. The credibility Christians should have at work is based on another set of values with a greater purpose. Our work performance is not characterized by being quarrelsome, disrespectful, or robbing from the company and coworkers. Instead we are told to be grateful, trustworthy, seeking the interest of others, and one who works to resolve problems, not foster them. Such conduct will draw attention from people and can point them to God’s credibility in our lives.
Recently a Christian business man in Europe told me a story about when he started a new sales job at a company. He quickly discovered this … the work culture was characterized by being cutthroat and taking sales away from others in the sales department. He felt saddened and yet concerned at what he should do as a Christian there. The Lord spoke through His Word to him, and he decided to take faith steps to bring a new approach at work. He started helping sales people in the department get new sales instead of taking their sales. He said that within a year the whole atmosphere changed in the sales department and most were helping one another get sales. This also gave him opportunities to share his faith in the Lord. Our faith at the workplace should not be characterized by how well we describe the darkness, but how well we shine as light in the darkness. (PMC) Consider: “For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.” (Ephesians 5:8)
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.