It’s Part of the JobPosted by Shannon Stewart on September 8, 2014 | Leave a comment
One thing that has always bothered me is when people give an excuse for their actions and say, “well, it is part of the job.” Their sin becomes excusable in their mind because they think they need to do it for their job. I don’t recall the Lord ever saying in the Bible that He will let things slide (sin) if our job requires it. I am a Christian first and foremost. In modeling I have had to turn down lots of jobs because it would have required me to go against my faith. (And, I have taken jobs that I have later regretted because I should have NEVER taken them in the first place!) My faith will always remain first place. I can’t pose nude because it is just a part of modeling. I am a Christian at a photoshoot, in my car driving, hanging out with my friends, or worshiping at church. I am who I am everywhere I go, on a job, or not.
We have to decide how important our “jobs” are to us. Are they more important than our Savior?! If we have to lie at work to get ahead, is it really worth it?! Don’t you think it would be better to be truthful and to please the Lord, then to sin against Him?! Don’t you think that He can give you that promotion, or raise?! We limit His power in our life because we think we know best, when in all reality we know nothing in comparison to Him. We think that our “little” sins aren’t that bad, and continue to live a life that is mediocre.
Luke 12:3 “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”
Ecclesiastes 12:14 “For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether (it be) good, or whether (it be) evil.
The Lord will bring to light that which is hidden. What we do in secret will be exposed. He sees everything, knows everything. We can’t let fear of loosing our job keep us from doing what we know is right, what the Bible says. Our fear in Him should always be great. Fear causes one to depart from sin. As we fear Him, we don’t want to sin! It won’t be worth the job in the end, if we have to go against His Word. We can’t justify our sins, because we “need the money.” Jesus knows what we need, even before we even need it. Trust Him. Stop allowing the devil to feed you with lies and get you off track!
If you are being faced with a decision today that requires you to compromise yourself for your job, then maybe that job is not from Him! Pray that the Lord will guide your steps, direct you in the way you should go, and deliver you from any desire you may have that is not from Him. He knows what is best for you. CHOOSE to trust Him today.
Stay true to you!>