COMMITTED TO THE CALL @ WORK | Showers’ Blessing Inspires | Jacqui Showers
Attending elementary school I remember missionaries who came once a week to share the Word of God with us. Two scriptures I learned from those women who were committed to sharing the Gospel with kids under the age of 12 were Romans 3:6 and James 1:22. I still remember reciting the prayer of salvation with them. Although I always attended church it was something special about this moment.
It was a time when America was proud of its foundation being based on the Word of God. It was a time before this perceived notion of separation of church was forcing people to be afraid to share their faith. It was a time when every child had to know the pledge of allegiance and spoke with pride, “…one nation under God.” Prayer was encouraged and God was not being pushed out, but an integral part of our lives.
As these foundational principles were forced out of schools the element that took its place has cost us the lives of our children, too numerous to count. It was a time when you could walk through school doors without metal detectors for fear of a kid having a weapon of mass destruction or some unwelcomed intruder. It is ironic how we hold fast to this premise as that invisible wall becomes taller and wider.
It has infiltrated our lives. Yet we are at a major threshold of opportunities. Like those ladies who were committed to sharing the message did not allow misrepresented premises stop them, we have to be willing every single day to take our faith to work.
You see, we are the lights others may never encounter. If we refuse or are too afraid to be those lights are we truly fulfilling the great commission? That is not to say that you are to be some religious zealot, but it is to say that you have a mandate to go into all the world. That world includes the workplace…it includes the marketplace. No different than a pastor who have been called to a church, you have been called to the workplace. You have been assigned to a respective place and people regardless of their position. Move from merely having a job to working in your calling.
If we continue to remain in the four confining walls of church and not willing to move beyond those walls, we will miss a great opportunity of revival. We attend worship services on Sunday so we can be built up to go out into the world on Monday. The marketplace, the 21st century mission field, needs our presence and God. Not for us to be too timid to even operate in our calling, but for us to be bold in our walk as conduits of the message.
Don’t get me wrong. This doesn’t mean you become so overbearing you repel people away rather than compel them. It does mean you are ready, equipped and prepared to meet with those who may come to you in secret as Nicodemus did with Jesus.
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There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:1-3 (KJV)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 (KJV)
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 (KJV)
Father, There are many who desire to know You through me. Bless me to be a conduit of the message committed to sharing it at my job. Bless me to gird myself spiritually so those that come to me wanting to know Christ, I will be able to share the good news. Bless me to walk uprightly before them so my life beckons them to want to know You. Amen.
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