Back to work, can always be seen as either a chore or a chance. I think most Christians divide their lives in the Sunday ‘stuff’/small group stuff’ (the sacred) and ‘the rest of my life’, including work (the secular).
God never intended us to live like that. That’s why we are uniquely gifted and passionately pursuing different interests and vocations. I know, that there are exceptions – not everyone gets to do what they really like. But I hope that it’s only a season, a matter of time before you get the opportunity to use your gifts and personality for blessing humanity and honoring God therefore.
I remember Irenaeus, the Early Church Father saying that: “The Glory of God is a human being who is fully alive.”
Here is something worth investing that can make your work-place and you presence there something noticeable: humility.
Philippians 2:3-4: New Century Version When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.
That probably means:
- Not ambition at any price… just so you can climb the ladder
- being ready to serve and not expecting to be served
- being ready to shut-up and not justify or explain yourself or accuse others
- being ready to forgive
- being ready to go unnoticed and unrecognised
Jesus, I thank you that YOU see that we struggle with our pride. We want to be seen, We want to be heard. We want to be in control. We want our own star on Hollywood Stars Alley. We want our I-throne. Teach us to live like you did. Teach us to see ourselves not through the lens of insecurity or superiority – but through your eyes.