Have you ever had someone say, “What is it about you?” Or, people come up to you and blatantly ask, “Are you a Christian?”
There have been times during conversations, I have heard secular working Christian’s say that they have been made to feel “second-rate” or just “not important” within the Church. Yet, reading 1 Thessalonians this morning, put things into perspective.
There is so much more to Christian living than simply loving others. We have a responsibility in all aspects of life, to glorify God by the way we live.
In 1 Thessalonians, Paul addresses not only idleness – depending on others to give us handouts – but to also not look down, on people who work for their living.
We will never be effective in sharing about our faith, if those around us, don’t have respect for us. For instance: You could be a Pastor and have no respect from your congregation or staff, compared to a Manager of a workshop, that his workers “go that extra mile” for their Boss.
Yet, whether we have been called to work within the Church or secular, one thing still remains…
We are called to be the light for Jesus and that means that whatever we do, do it faithfully and with the intention of being a positive member of society.
Be someone that people notice us for the right reasons so that we draw people near to the goodness of God.
If we have people in our lives that don’t know Jesus, then let’s be honest, they aren’t going to necessarily walk straight into Church on a Sunday morning. Therefore, realise, that God has placed us exactly where He intended us to be – we are all apart of Christ’s Bride – therefore everyone matters when it comes to reaching others.
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