CAN YOUR BOSS SAY THIS ABOUT YOU?

Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?

GENESIS 41:38

I often get résumés from people wanting to come to work for us. They think that because we are a Christian organization the pressures and the environment will be better than the place where they work. That may be true, but there is a danger in this view.
 
The Bible says that God has defined the place and time in which we are to live. As David says in Psalm 16, “LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance” (vv. 5-6).
 
God has uniquely gifted you to bring His presence and power in the area of your calling. Your life should be such a testimony of the power, creativity and servanthood of Jesus that it impacts your employer to the degree that he says the same thing Pharaoh said about Joseph: “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the Spirit of God?” (Genesis 41:38).
 
When God uses your life to bring His presence into your workplace, He gives you authority there. You will begin to see others drawn to you. You may begin to be ostracized as well. This too is part of your call. But do not fear. Embrace the call.
 
We should not seek to remove ourselves from the pressure cooker of life, but we should instead use that pressure cooker to reveal the power and grace of God through our lives. It is in the workplace that we will receive our inheritance as we fulfill our purposes in and through our work-life call.
 
Today, ask God to give you supernatural wisdom and discernment to express the Spirit of God to your employer.

Hillman, O. (2011). Tgif: today god is first. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.


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