Most of us have the day off from work today. If you do, enjoy. If you don’t, enjoy as well. You see, yesterday, the pastor shared about how work is a place God plans to use you. Work is not just work. It’s part of your calling. So today is a good day to relax and reflect. First, be thankful for those who gave their lives for America so we can have the freedoms we enjoy. Second, ask yourself, how can God use me at work?
In order to get an answer to that question, you may need to reflect on how God has already used you at work. Have you encouraged a co-worker? Did you send an uplifting email to a client after they shared they were having a bad day? Did you solve a problem that has been plaguing your workplace? Did you pray for your boss without him/her knowing it? These are all ways God has used you.
The key to treating work as part of your calling is to view it that way. Look for ways you can input God into the situation. If you can’t openly do that, you can pray. I find myself saying, “I’m just praying, I want to do more.” It’s never JUST praying. Prayer is effective and powerful. God is listening. Pray when you can’t speak up.
Listen to God’s promptings. If He is nudging you to connect with someone at work or one of your clients, do it. See where it leads. Sometimes, your peaceful presence is enough to brighten someone’s day. They will notice you are different. You see, the Holy Spirit living in you makes you a unique being. Those that don’t have Jesus, are lost and have a hole in their soul. You don’t. Others will notice.
On your day off of work, reflect about work. Find out how God can use you. When I started my current job, I was told by a friend, “your students are going to be so encouraged by your presence.” I take that with me every time I teach. I may not lead them to Jesus, but I am encouraging them with His presence in me. When you discover how God is using you, your work will never look the same again.
Dream Big! Pray Big!