Be a Light unto Your Workplace

Workers are FewMatthew 9: 35–38

35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages,  teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and  healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he  had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest  is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the  harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

The Apostles spent their days in their workplaces.

So do we.

In today’s business world, the workers are few.  However, are you aware that you are a worker? As Christian Leaders, we are called to bring others to the Lord’s harvest.  Our fields, as leaders, are in fact the  workplace! We spend countless hours leading our people in the organizations we  manage.  During those hours, we should be an example of God’s love to our customers, coworkers, vendors and the people we  lead.  Do we take this responsibility seriously?  Do our actions reflect our hearts?  Do they reflect Christ? Do  you go out of your way to humbly lead your people to Christ? So, Christian Business Leaders, if you are a light to your workplace, if you can truly agree that you are a beacon to all, you are  then a reflection of Christ; you are part of building a “Kingdom Minded”  company.”

How do you shine a light to your employees? How do you let your customers and vendors know your faith?  Sometimes the simplistic ways are the most impactful. Let us know. We love to learn best practices.

 

  • http://www.shred-wise.com/ Sherry

    Hi Mark! I LOVE the name of your HR firm! It is truly our responsibility to bring light to our clients. Paul, as he spent time in the marketplace building tents, had lots of time while he was working with his hands to talk to the people about Christ! So too are we called to bring the Word of God to our little corner of the world! Make your life shine so that people around you say…”I want what he/she has!!”

  • http://www.InHISNameHR.com Mark A. Griffin

    Thank you so much for the compliment Sherry, it means a lot! Please share our blog with others, the more we can encourage each other- the better!

  • http://www.a-better-way-crossworld.org/ Crossworld

    Loved this post. At Crossworld, we’ve referred to this as the “925 Window,” but it’s essentially working and acting as you’ve described. Everyone can be a disciple-maker and “missionary” in their workplace; sharing Christ with others isn’t just reserved for traditional vocational Christian workers. Thanks again for sharing!

    • http://www.InHISNameHR.com Mark A. Griffin

      Thanks Crossworld! We appreciate the compliments. We will have more inspirational postings in the next coming months. Thanks and as always- Be Encouraged!