Today is a very historical day in the life of people into science and technology. “Curiosity“, the 2.5 billion dollar nuclear-powered Mars Rover the size of a small car is landing tonight in Mars. I am very proud to say that I worked on this wonderful mission for the last 5 years of my life. Even though you may say that is easy and a blessing to work in such an amazing place, I have to say is a little tough for a Christian believer to work around this wonderful people.
Mixing work and belief is not always good.
Mixing work and belief is not always good.Many employers won’t let that happen to make sure there is no conflict between co-workers. But how far would you try to spread the good news at work? In my case, I kept my belief to myself for some time until it hit me. I am to spread the good news as much as they’ll let me. Of course in this type of environment is hard to keep ourself focus because everything is about working long hours to meet deadlines and less time spending time with the families.
So how and when to share the gospel at work?
So how and when to share the gospel at work?Well I have to say that the answer is “always”. Always without crossing the line that could get us in trouble. Every time people gather at work is our choice to either hang out with them to blend in or stand out and represent our Lord. One of the best practices at work is to hang out with the crowd. With that said, people who don’t hang out become outsiders. More unlikely to be part of “the team”. But then it doesn’t end there but escalate to hanging out also outside of work. The people who go with it most likely will get into a closer relationship with the co workers and people who could help you out to stay around and get you into better missions or projects.
How about standing out for Christ?
How about standing out for Christ?Well if you want to stand out for the Lord, then that means the opposite of hanging out with the crowd. This means not going along with their own ways and that will make you not to be considered to be part of the team. Many people will find this hard but is definitely worth it. We must represent the Lord in whatever work place we are placed into. Remember that God puts you in a workplace for a reason. There might be a single soul that we must minister to then we must use whatever chance possible to share the word with them. We don’t know who is the one that needs those uplifting words that will come out of your mouth so also be ready and prepared to share the good news.
Learning takes time and dedication.
Learning takes time and dedication.To be ready for this special moment we must gain knowledge of the word of God. We must train hard to read and memorize the scriptures. When we are at work, we can’t really carry around a bible. Some people have the blessings to be able to do so but others are not as lucky. For those moments having memorize the word of God is very essential. Our cell phones could also be of good use but sometimes looking for it could turn people off and the opportunity could be lost.
Don’t argue differences but wait patiently for the right moment.
Don’t argue differences but wait patiently for the right moment.People don’t need to agree with you all the time. As a matter of fact, many people who are into science will not have the same views as yourself. Be humble and learn when to speak the truth at the right place, at the right time. People will always come alone sooner or later. You just have to wait and drop some seeds and water it when possible. God will work in their hearts and will make the change when their time has come.
Keep your eyes focus on God and don’t give in into temptation.
Keep your eyes focus on God and don’t give in into temptation.Many times working for big government agencies could be too good not to take advantage of the opportunities that come with it. People get to work long hours and often time they get to travel and be away from home. Families that are not ready for this could get into trouble very easy. While the husband/wife is out on travel, many things could happen if they don’t stay focus on the Lord. There were times in my time at Jet Propulsion Laboratory that I had the opportunity to travel. I prayed to God to make it happen if He thinks I was ready for it and some how there was something always stopping the travel plans. I was not always happy but I understood that it wasn’t my time to shine yet.
Always remember who is in control.
Always remember who is in control.Many times we could begin to lose focus and instead of trusting the Lord to promote you at work, we tend to rely on people to help us out to move up in the latter. The bottom line is that Promotion neither comes from the east nor comes from the west but promotion comes from the Lord. We must pray to our God to soften the hearts of our employers and always act good at work and set a good example by showing our love overflow our bodies. Bad attitudes will not work on your favor with your boss and co-workers so let’s keep it positive and remember who we are really working for.
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south, 7 but God is the Judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
How was my experience working at Jet Propulsion Laboratory? It was great! I loved it. I am honor to be able to work with such wonderful minds. Whatever your work place is let’s keep in mind who we belong to and who we need to please. The almighty God is always next to us during our times of trouble and He knows best when is time for you to move on to the next place where He might need you to share the word with someone else. Be always ready to share and humble yourself for rejection and persecution as it will happen as we share the good news to others.
What has been your experience at your work place?
Do you share the good news with your co-workers? Do they know where you stand in your faith? Are they supportive or they don’t allow to share the gospel with others?