Sharing the Word at your work place? When and How?

  • MSL Curiosity, the 2.5 billion dollar nuclear-powered Mars Rover from JPL/NASA

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.

 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?

 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?

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.
Psalm 75:6-7
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)


In Conclusion:

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?

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  • Vivian

    hey Rigo thanks for such a encouraging & a useful post. I will implement the above points in my work place….. Thanks a lot.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @e2e4c38e0181051f1e7fea670e8a4dbb:disqus amen! I’m glad you liked it and I hope this helps you and others in Jesus name. God bless :D

  • http://twitter.com/EmissaryNChains Trave’

    I’ve experienced this as well. One of the statements I heard was that talking about my faith could possibly create a hostile working environment. Well I was scheduled for military training which took me away from work shorty after that statement, cause if sharing my faith could cause as this employee labelled a “hostile working environment” then that is what I’m called to create. Jesus Christ is my provider, not man. My work is in His kingdom! Great post Rigo!

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @twitter-630499069:disqus Amen! I totally agree with you. thanks for sharing and God bless you and the ones around you. :D

  • http://twitter.com/kurt_bennett kurt bennett

    Excellent post Rigo. In my experience working for a fire department I’ve found what you’ve shared here to be true. Also, praying for people made a huge impact. Thanks for the practical tips and encouragement.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @twitter-480638613:disqus thank you brother. Yes prayer is an awesome tool and our only way of communication with the Lord. God bless you for sharing the good news with your co-workers. Stay bless

  • Hope

    Great post. I own my own business. I find that its easy to share my faith with those I’m comfortable with, but it’s a little difficult to find a balance between sharing my faith and offending non believers. Your post outlines great steps to take. Thank for sharing.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @d897ce0bfa67c846d71134acac7d1956:disqus thank you so much. We could keep you in prayer so you could conquer and learn from our Lord how to interact with people that do not believe in Christ. God bless you always.

  • http://notashamedofthegospel.com/ Peter Guirguis

    This is a great post Rigo. I can totally relate to where you are coming from. When I used to work at the bank, it was very difficult for me to share with the brothers and sisters. They didn’t know the Lord, they were very prideful, and it was hard to relate to them.

    But by the grace of God, I kept asking God to give me boldness. I had to overcome my fear and little by little, God gave me victory. After I had left there, by the grace of God and all glory be to Him, I got a chance to plant seeds with a number of my coworkers over there and share Christ with them.

    So cool the way the Lord works :-)

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @peterguirguis:disqus wow how cool is that! Praise the Lord for that wondeful experience that the Lord made you go through. Our God has always a plan for all of us and He knows when, where to place us in a place to be used for His glory. God bless you brother and thank you for sharing with us.

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