Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Making a Difference Through Your Work

by Chris Adams

"And whatsoever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17)

Whether you work outside the home or on the “home front”, how do you view your workplace?

What is your work status: full-time outside the home, part-time outside the home, full-time homemaker, home-based business?

Do you feel that you are where God wants you to be? If so, how did God lead you to the work you are doing? If you need assurance or direction, prayerfully seek to align with God’s will and His plan for your life and work.

Do you see your work as a drudgery or as a mission field? Do you see it as an act of obedience?

How do you usually greet the morning when you think of the day and the tasks that lie ahead?

What issues do you face on a daily basis? (Are you dealing with unrealistic expectations, temptations, conflict, deadlines, etc.?)

What would help you look forward to your work with expectation and opportunity?
According to Colossians 3:17, how should we “do” whatever God leads us to do?

Think about coworkers or neighbors who are in need right now. Ask God to show you ways to reach out to them. Each day, prayerfully look for opportunities to be a light in a dark world.

As God leads, pray Psalm 143:8: “Let me experience Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Reveal to me the way I should go, because I long for You.”

Thank the Lord for the work He has called you to do. Pray for your coworkers and for other people God places in your path. Ask Him to use you to bless their lives today.

Throughout your day, watch for open doors to share His love with those who need His touch.

Serving Him,
FLO Ministry Team