Do you believe in God? In the work world, people often dance around this question. Somehow we’ve gotten the idea that we should segregate our lives.
This means many of us who trust in Jesus, dare not openly discuss our true belief in a God who saves. Instead, we play cool, paint on a confident smile, and pretend to rely on self-motivation. Our co-workers see the mask, but rarely get a glimpse of the real man or woman beneath.
And yet, everyone at some time will need hope. Even your co-workers.
Last week, a friend from the business world said to me, “I don’t know what happened,” she glanced at her infant daughter lying in the hospital bed. “Now I don’t care who knows. God’s the only one who can help us.”
I maneuvered past an IV tube, and stroked her baby’s silky arm. “Why do any of us hide our faith? In the past few days, two other people have reached out to say the same thing.”
“I’m not losing sight of what’s really important again,” she smiled at her baby girl, and then at me. I knew she meant it.
My friend, and the others who recently called to express their faith, discovered a critical secret. God doesn’t disappear somewhere in a corner when we cross the threshold to our jobs.
We aren’t called to a Rag Doll faith that allows us to pull Jesus off the shelf when we want something.
And yet, too often, that’s exactly what I do.
Why am I sometimes afraid to acknowledge the One who takes care of me, no matter where I am? I don’t know, but I’m determined to turn it around — to repent. To recognize Him publicly, good or bad, happy or sad, at home or work.
One way or another, I’ll have to answer for my actions someday.
If you believe in God, do you show it everywhere you go?
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
Luke 9:26 (NIV)
Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her family.
Contact her via www.freshstartfreshfaith.org or email@example.com