The other day the Lord challenged me.
He asked me what my motivation is in my workplace. What sets me apart from my co-workers. Most of them work harder than me, or at least as much as me. Not that any of us have a passion for what we do, I mean… we work in a grocery store.
That being said, I appreciate what working for this company has done for me. It’s given me the appropriate time to reassess and recover from a hard time in my life. And because of that, I found that I work hard at my job and make sure I do things right this time. That’s simply one aspect of how I shine the light of Jesus in my workplace, by doing everything that is asked of me.
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.” – Phillipians 2:14-16
That is probably the most important thing to remember when so many of my co-workers can’t find anything good about their day. Share the good with them. Positivity is contagious, but negativity can be more contagious.
I’m not saying that I do this all the time, in fact I wish I was more consistent with this attitude, because I know Christ want’s me to have this attitude. It is a constant fight to stay positive, but I fall short too often.
But there are those moments when the Lord comes over me and shines light on my day and I can truly feel Him with me.
Sincerely, your good friend.