Growing up in a missionary family, we became accustomed to problem solving and creating solutions when nothing was available. You would think that this would make us feel a deeper calling to the mission-field in Africa but God had a different plan. Instead my family became entrepreneurs, called to the mission-field at the workplace.
For years I carried an internal struggle, questioning if I had really followed God’s call on my life, yet the evidence of His Spirit moving through my company was there. It astounded me how God moved through the business to impact clients, created opportunities to pray for people, and be part of life-giving change in our community.
The Lausanne Movement puts it like this: “The Bible shows us God’s truth about human work as part of God’s good purpose in creation. The Bible brings the whole of our working lives within the sphere of ministry, as we serve God in different callings. God is Lord of all of life.”
If you have also had an internal struggle about your ‘work’ as your ‘calling’, today take it to God. He affirms in His word that God calls us to be ambassadors and leaders for Him wherever our workplace is, at church or workplace mission-field.
‘Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20
Today think about your role and lead differently…as serving Christ. You are ‘called’ wherever you are. How can you ‘serve’ Christ better through your workplace? Actually, if we are supposed to ‘work willingly at whatever you do’ how can you serve Christ better at home, school, grocery store, or wherever you are?