I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work and save money for my future. My jobs, cleaning buses and teaching a fitness class, have helped me gain not only money, but also practical life experience! I’d like to share with you three lessons I’ve learned from my jobs.
- Sometimes, even good people can be hard to deal with. Some situations I’ve been in have shown me that people can be difficult to deal with, no matter their intentions. I’ve just learned to let things roll off my back, keep lines of communication open, and try to understand where people are coming from (not that I always react properly 😏). After all, I’m an ambassador for Christ! I know I’m very far from perfect, but I want to be a good example and show people what a true follower of Christ looks like. That thought leads to the next thing I’ve learned…
- The world needs more practicing Christians. Although I already knew this, I have now seen it in action. Just think how much more responsive to the gospel people might be if all professing Christians were obviously different from the world, and happier because of that difference.
- Work is hard, but it can be rewarding. Not only do I get paid, I get the satisfaction of doing my best and helping someone else. It might not always feel like scrubbing a dirty bus is glorifying God, but if I do it with the right attitude, it is.
God has really blessed me with the opportunity to work. I’m thankful to him for always guiding me and providing for me, and I want to give him glory in everything that I do.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; – Colossians 3:23
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16
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What is a lesson that you’ve learned recently? I love hearing from you guys!