It is difficult to separate a professional lifestyle from one’s belief. What every Christian does in his/her workplace is paramount in the kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven. In the passage above, Jesus commands us to make our faith evident to everyone around us. “You are the light of the world. A city on the hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stands, and it gives lights to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in Heaven.” But did Jesus really mean to work? ‘The answer is yes.
One cannot possess two lifestyles, one for work and another for church. Every Christian should not struggle to show forth virtue such as integrity, trustworthy and must be high a definition of transparent life in the secular workplace. Living a transparent and authentic life means allowing your relation with God to illuminate every environment you enter, including your workplace. The place to work out your faith isn’t just at church. What you do at the workplace is your ministry, just as much as singing in the choir is, at church.
Ask yourself the questions below and sincerely answer them in your heart:
• Do your actions at work reflect your Christian Principles?
• Are you pursuing excellence, as working for the Lord, not for men?
• Do you see your workplace as a mission field?
• Do you see yourself as a light in your workplace?
In the verse 16 of the passage we read, the Bible says “in the same way, let your lights which represent your good deeds at work shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”.