Good morning.  When no one else is looking, who are you?  When you're the only one at the office what kind of employee do you become?  One's Christian faith is usually easy to live out in the workplace when everyone is watching. But when doors are closed and no one else is around temptation can lurk and beckon to any of us. I heard a pastor share the story of one of his finest members, a leader in that church, getting arrested for embezzling millions through his business. It apparently started off small but over time became a "monster."  Unfortunately, many people have lost their financial investments and a "good" Christian man has lost his testimony.  His employees, his wife and children, his church, and the local community all were shocked by his behavior.

Is there anything you are hiding?  Is there anything you should confess?  Do you need to go to someone today and report an incident or a pattern that is taking place in your office or workplace that needs serious attention?  It's amazing how things can be repaired when the truth is told.  But when breaches of integrity are uncovered by someone else, it is hard to recover from such.  And sometimes the damage is devastating.  Let me ask, when everything is stripped away, who are you on the inside?  And how are you personally representing Christ at work...whether anyone is looking or not. Don't forget the promise of God in I Corinthians 10:13 which says, God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able and with that temptation will give you a way of escape that you will be able to bear it. 

Your workplace challenge for 2022 is to recommit yourself to a lifestyle and work ethic that really lines up with who God is.  Lay aside any wicked way that is lurking or tempting you.  If you are in a "trap," go share it with someone who can help.  If it is still something small, allow the Holy Spirit to crush it before it goes any further.  If it is a monster by now, confess it and ask God for mercy and deal with it before it completely destroys you and your co-workers and/or those you love most.  If this devotional is meant for you, you already know what you should do.  Do the Godly thing, regardless of the consequences, and you will have really made today count!  "Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.  Cease to do evil...'Come, now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord.  Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool."  Isaiah 1:16,18. Make today count for His glory!