Recently, a classmate overheard an employee of a certain organization complain openly about his job (while on the job) in an unprofessional manner.
This worker, though just one, turned a customer away for good by giving his company a bad rap.
I couldn’t help but ask myself: As a Christian representing the Kingdom of God, have my actions and behaviors been guilty of turning others away from the faith?
Is my Employer given a good name by my daily work ethic? Does my attitude reflect that I am blessed and I know it and I just love to show it?
Or am I too much in a rush to smile a little extra at the checkout or have a little more patience with the waitress?
We are always on the clock.
We are held at a higher standard by those around us because they know what we stand for; and we are constantly watched by them too.
Remembering this can sometimes pile on the pressure. But really, it’s always the little things that are noticed most. People notice when we refuse to laugh at offensive jokes; they listen when we talk about church and the services we attend; people notice our reactions to personal trials and frustrations we come across.
Hebrews 13:2 (KJV) says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
Basically, as Philippians 2:15 (KJV) supports, the Lord wants us to “shine as lights in the world” through our daily actions.
We all walk the path in different ways and at varying paces.
Whatever yours is, remember it’s a full-time commitment, and your Employer hopes you’ll wear His Company name well.