What's Different about You?

What’s different about you?

One of my favorite movies is Fireproof. Do you recall when Caleb did everything he could to prove his love, but nothing worked until Catherine saw something had profoundly changed within him? Near the end she went to Caleb and said, “Something has changed in you Caleb and I want what’s happened to you to happen to me.”  Caleb had found Christ and his heart was radically changed. For 45 days Catherine experienced Caleb’s unconditional love as he attempted to win her back and save their marriage. Ultimately, in an act of complete and sacrificial love, Caleb would sacrifice all that he had…for Catherine. Overwhelmed by his act of selflessness and the authenticity of his faith, she was drawn back to him and (most importantly) to Christ in him.

As believers in the workplace it is our mission to make our faith authentic and attractive to others. We have a biblical mandate to do so. “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Col 4:5-6). God has called us to love our enemies and to be gracious toward others. He has called us to be honest, reliable and joyful people so that non-followers of Jesus will be attracted to God in us.

Authentic Christianity will radiate a sweet and sincere love…a love that attracts the lost like honey attracts the bees. This love is deep, it is joyful and it is selfless. A genuine faith will reflect Ephesians 4:32 which says “…be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”.

Our world today is tired of hypocrisy and is looking to see authentic Christianity in action. May our faith in the workplace be so different and Christ be so real that others are led to say, “I want what’s happened to you to happen to me”. Make today count for His glory!