Being a Christian at Work...

This is, I think, is one of the hardest things to do on a daily basis. Being a Christian at work. Being the same Monday - Friday that I am on Sunday.

A few days ago I was approached by a coworker who was making comments about many unfavorable situations at work. This person asked how come I didn't get upset , yell, scream, curse or place blame like everyone else? Then they said this.. " You're going to blow up sooner or later, there's only so much Jesus you can have."

That literally stopped me in my tracks and I really didn't know how to respond. I just smiled and kept walking. Throughout the day and the following days that comment really stuck with me and I just began to really think about what that person said...

Yes, I do get upset at certain things and people at work. Yes, I will admit it's not my favorite place to be on a daily basis. Yes, I think people take advantage. Yes, I would love a change. But what is it that makes me not react to certain situations like everyone else I thought. Then I realized, IT IS JESUS! The reason I am able to take on certain situations and tolerate certain people and behaviors is because of my faith and belief in God. It is because I believe in doing the best I can where I am. Even if it is not something or somewhere I love, or even so much like I am still to perform my job to the best of my ability. What would Jesus do? He wouldn't not work hard simply because he doesn't feel like it. He wouldn't treat others without respect no matter what the situation. He wouldn't get involved on office gossip or the putting down of others. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, so I want to be like him and will try my hardest...That's why I don't go off or go crazy. It's because of Him.

No, it's not easy. I have been made fun of in my face. People talk about me all the time because of the things I choose not to participate in. People assume things about me. Yea, I feel different. But that's the point right? I don't want to be like everyone else. I want to stand out and I want others to see that difference in me. I don't to blend in with the unbelievers or the one's that only believe on Sunday and you would have no clue that they do the rest of the week.

So I guess what I am trying to convey to you is this: Being a Christian is hard. Being a Christian in the work place is hard. Following God's principles in the work place is hard. Loving God is easy - I choose the Love God. I choose to follow is word. I choose to be an example even at work.

Walk on water

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