Another Day at the Office
Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters...”
Yesterday, I woke up with an overwhelming feeling of heaviness. A feeling like something was going to happen yet I was not quite sure what it was. Knowing that I had to log on to the computer soon for work, I sat at my desk wondering, “Why am I was feeling this way?” Interestingly, my feeling of angst had nothing to do with my personal life yet the potential upcoming issues I may have to deal with on the job.
Many thoughts were going through my mind, “Who’s out to get me?” “What are people saying about my work performance?” “Why doesn’t this person like me?” "Why did this person lie about me in a meeting?" "Why am I always working on the defense?" Then my thoughts shifted to, “Why does this person get away with hurting so many people and when will something be done about it?” I’m telling you…yesterday morning, my mind was racing!
When I finally gathered my thoughts and feelings (actually God snapped me out of my thoughts and feelings), I was reminded that even at work, spiritual battles are fought. We have to be sure to pray and put on the armor of God, even at work! There are people in the office that do not want you to succeed (for whatever their reason) and will do just about anything to make sure your success doesn’t come to fruition. There are people in the office that are manipulative, condescending, and like to cause dissension within groups. Yet the Bible says, “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven,” (Matthew 5:16). When you do, people will wonder why you’re not bothered by office chaos and want to know, “what’s your secret?” Just tell them, “It’s no secret, it’s God.”
John 1:5, "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
As Christians, we have to remind ourselves that we don’t work for man, we work for God and if we need guidance on how to deal with workplace matters, all we have to do is ask.
James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Brethren, whether you have to drive to the office or work remote, work hard, do your best, and invest in what adds value to you. Let your light shine!
I pray your light shines brighter than it's ever been and the Lord will bless the work of your hands.
In Jesus Name