Be a Influencer at Work

Most full time jobs, have you working a minimum of 2,080 hours per year. Well, if you you’re your two-week vacation, then you will work 2,000 hours per year. If you go to school, you are probably spending close to this number in classes and homework. Which means that close to 40-50% of your life is at work or school. This means your job (or school) is a place where you spend a significant amount of time. The people there see you as much as you see your family or friends. Therefore, it becomes a great place to have a positive influence. It is a place where you can build great relationships and be in a position to share the gospel.

While many businesses and schools do not like people going around sharing the gospel, you can be known as a person of faith, as long as your actions match your words. In Ephesians 4:29-32 we are told,do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (NIV) Your ability to have a positive influence will depend on your ability to be positive, optimistic, compassionate and forgiving. If you can be known as this kind of person, you are guaranteed an opportunity to share your testimony, life and love for Jesus.

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4 thoughts on “Be a Influencer at Work

  1. I think this is such an important part of living as a Christian. We should be noticed. How we handle difficult situations, stress, people…all of this should reflect Christ to those around us. I believe that if believers did this as we’re supposed to, evangelism would not be something that churches would be stressing over. When you look at the early church, they were doing just what you wrote about…living their lives. People came to them. It’s sad that in many cases, we’re so much like the world that they don’t notice a difference in us.

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  2. Great message! I think that people need to simply “Be Nice” regardless of where they are. SO many issues today would not occur if people were nice, courteous, considerate, civil, and loving towards others. And yes – we work a lot of hours and are around these people a lot! Let’s be the influence for them.

    One of the best ways to do this is not to shove it down their throats, but to lead/influence by example. Let people see you (and me) doing it and it will rub off on them.

    Thanks for a great post!

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