Previously I shared a glimpse into how my passion for business, and being a Christian in business started. Today, I would like to share a talk that I did recently to a group of Christian business men and women at Transform Work UK event.Being a Christian at work or while running a business doesn't change that fact that you still have to do the work or run the business! Everything isn't instantly easy because you are a Christian. It's not always easy finding the delicate balance between being a Christian and building a business or career. We can quickly lose focus on one or the other and keeping your eyes on Jesus no matter what you are doing in your everyday ordinary life is essential. Here is a quick summary of my talk but watch the video for more.
It's For Him
It's all about Jesus
No matter what we do it's important to remember who we do it for. Having that perspective means that every moment in every situation is kept in perspective. If we aim to do our work for Him then we will do it very differently to how we would do it for ourselves only. Learning what it means to do it for Him and how to do that practically is a journey that you and the Holy Spirit will go on - He will teach and guide you every step of the way if you allow Him to.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters - Colossians 3:23
It's For You
Only Jesus satisfies
The Apostle Paul said that he had learned to be satisfied with little and with much and we too can learn that because our work, our money or our possessions can't satisfy us in the long run. They may satisfy for a moment but the feeling quickly wears off and we need the next pursuit. It is the gift of God for us to enjoy our life and be satisfied with it but only when we stop striving and what being satisfied means.
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. - Ecclesiastes 3:13
It's With You
You still need to do your part
As I said previously, being a Christian in business doesn't make easy and doesn't guarantee your business success either. You have to do your part by being good at what you do, learning what you need to learn, walking in God's ways, becoming who he wants you to become and good old-fashioned hard work. A part of your journey will even include failures because that's how we learn too. Embrace it all and do your part whilst staying close to God and allowing Him to be God of it all.
Watch the full talk below.
I hope my story encourages you in some way, what challenges to do face in your place of work? In my next post, I will share some practical tips on how to be salt and light whilst still building a career or a business.