Slaves (employees) must always obey their masters (employer) and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way. Titus 2:9&10
Wow! Turns out being a good employee has nothing to do with me, it is all about leading people to Jesus. It doesn’t matter if I like my job, it doesn’t matter if I like my boss. What matters is that I am making God’s message attractive in everyway to those around me. Can I do this by grumbling and complaining like the rest of the crew? How about if I am bad-mouthing my boss behind his/her back? Not really, in fact, I have found that if I show respect and honor to my supervisors, they are kind back to me. If I listen to their feed back and say ok, thank you instead of arguing my case, they are always willing to work with me because I make their job a little easier.
In the passage above, Paul tells Titus to train slaves to be obedient and do their best to please their masters. We certainly are not slaves today and thank goodness for that. How much easier it should be for us to be thankful and show honor to those in authority over us. It doesn’t matter if they are nice or not, our job is to be a light in a dark place. Trust God to take care of you and do what He says to do, that is to obey, please, don’t talk back, no stealing, be trustworthy and good. That should not be hard because it is the way we are to conduct ourselves in all circumstances to bring honor and glory to God. We should be practicing these things in every area of our lives.
Today I want to encourage you to first of all, thank your Heavenly Father for your job. Chances are you have that job because you prayed and asked Him for it. Thank Him that you enjoy your job each morning when you get up before you go and tell Him how much you appreciate His supply through that employment. Then when you get to work, look for opportunities to honor and respect your boss. Tell them when you appreciate something they have done. Work with them to make the day successful and encourage your coworkers to do the same. Do the best work you can each day and decide that you are going to be the best employee you can be no matter how others are. It won’t take long at all for others to notice, especially those in charge. In that way you will attract others to God’s message of love and salvation.
Today’s scripture reading: Titus 2:9-15