God in the Workplace
I’m pretty sure the majority of you saw actor Chris Pratt’s acceptance speech at the MTV Awards
on June 18th. In it, he bravely and boldly addressed the young generation with the importance of the human soul, God and His love for us, as well as the reality of the fact that we “aren’t perfect the way we are.”
America knows, and I’m pretty sure Pratt realizes as well, that he risked a lot with his now famous speech, which has gone global and viral. But I say, ‘Good for him!’ It’s no secret that Hollywood is not a fan of (the true) God, unless it becomes beneficial for them by producing a flick with a concept of Him, in order to make their millions. But this was no flick; this was still, in a way of some sort, a workplace for Pratt and other celebrity attendees. Therefore, with this, his career could very well be at stake, with the possibility of Hollywood in the near future giving him the “cold shoulder”. But so what!
What does this say about us in our workplaces? Do we give God credit openly, like the example of Chris Pratt? I’m not saying, going about preaching to the office from our cubicles, or extremities like that, but rather by the little things we say and do (living it) throughout the day that would cause others to wonder. It’s important to ask ourselves this, because…
from wonder comes questions, from questions comes notification, from notification comes edification, and from edification comes dedication.
An uncomfortable majority has become fearful of expressing their love for Jesus, especially in the workplace, and has helped form this. Yet, as Bible-believing Christians it is required, not recommended (as some may believe), that we solidly stand on the Word of God, which declares, “And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus,” (Philipians 4:19). Therefore, if our occupations are threatened because of our active and open faith, we have a solid promise from God, Who is our Father. The God we serve has generously deep pockets and will take care of us, regardless of what the world offers. At the end of the day, all that we do should be for the will of the heart of God and not for men (Ephesians 6:6-7). Living our lives to please man produces man-like results, with limited outcomes. Living our lives to please God produces God-like results with limitless outcomes.