On Thursday, April 28, 2011, millions of workplaces, employees, parents and children will celebrate “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day”.
First begun in 1993 by the Foundation for Women as "Take Our Daughters to Work Day", the annual program has (since 2003) also included sons on the special day traditionally held on the fourth Thursday in April. Part of the purpose is to teach kids about the work-a-day world of their parents — and to get them dreaming about their own future careers.
I’m guessing that when the children accompany their parents to the workplace, things are NOT “business-as-usual”. My guess is that tempers, language, conversations, subject matters that are discussed, as well as gossip, and generally how employees treat each other are much different on this special day. After all, we want to act differently because there are children present.
So my question to you is this; “What if we had a ‘Take Your God to Work Day’?” Would there be a difference at your place of work? Would anybody notice that you brought your god to work with you?
Or is your belief system so totally disconnected with how you live your life that nobody in your place of business would even notice if you brought your god to work? And, if your god; your belief system, doesn’t really make any difference as to how you conduct your life at work, then why are you saying that you are following this god? What is the point if there is no visible influence in your life?
Following Jesus Christ; whom I believe to be the True God (that’s capital “G”), should affect every area of a Christian’s life. People around you should notice a difference; everyday, not just on “Take Your God to Work Day”.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome what I believe to be the way that ALL Christians should act at work (as well as throughout the rest of their day). Paul wrote:
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:9-21)
Your work place should be better because EVERY DAY you take God with you to work. He wants to use you. All He is asking is that you surrender to Him and His purpose for your life. He is the Creator.
"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."