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iansmith
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So now, I'm wary of should I or shouldn't I witness on company time. When is it appropriate?



Friend > Coworker
Friend < Coworker

We should witness to everyone, but we also have to understand how others percieve it.

If they think that you are generally concerned for their sake as a friend, they will probably not take offense to it.

However if they think that you just have a religious agenda and that your goal is to convert the whole office because you're some religious freak, then you'll likely get into trouble for it.

Remember that a prophet is rarely recieved well in their own hometown... but that shouldn't discourage you, it should encourage you to LOVE more, not to speak more.

Don't think that you can improve the situation by saying more, or talking more... A few words and a big heart can go a lot farther than a lot of words and a small heart!

Remember that your Heavenly Father is with you always, he will give you the right words to say at the right time. Your duty is to listen for his voice and to walk in accord with his will.

The fact of the matter is that when the women who was afflicted with bleeding was in such a desperate place, Jesus didn't run up to her and say 'believe in me!' No, he walked past.

It isn't that Jesus didn't love that women, no absoluately not. In fact he knew she was there, and what her need was, and how much she needed him! He was walking in accord with his Father, and when she saw him, she went up to him and touched his cloak for healing.

When others see you glorifying Jesus at your workplace, do they want to come near you for the restoring power of Jesus' love? Don't think of your workplace as a pulpit, if they don't go to church on Sunday, they certainly don't want the church to come to them on Monday.

Instead treat your workplace as the mission field... not every missionary is a preacher or an evangelist. In John Bunyan's book Pilgrim's Progress there is a place for the character Evangelist, and there is another equally important character: Helper.

Be a helper for people, show them love in your actions and your concern for them. Build up genuine loving relationships. Then when they share their burdens with you, as Christian did in the Slough of Despond... then you can lift them out of the Slough and set them on the path towards the Wicket Gate!


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Ian Smith

 2007/1/22 16:56Profile
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Be a helper for people, show them love in your actions and your concern for them. Build up genuine loving relationships. Then when they share their burdens with you, as Christian did in the Slough of Despond... then you can lift them out of the Slough and set them on the path towards the Wicket Gate!



Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

It was really needed

Dee


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Dyanne

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