TITUS 2:9-10: “Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.”
OBSERVATION: What kind of an employee or volunteer are you? This verse was written at a time when slavery was still a part of the current culture. It is not condoning slavery, but it is speaking to the “Christian” servant and how they were to interact with their masters now that they had become a “Born Again” follower of Jesus Christ. In our present day culture we can transfer this principle to how we interact with our employer, or the head of an organization that we are volunteering for.
A Christian should be the best employee or volunteer in any business or organization! They should view their position as an opportunity of serving others. They are not to be stubborn or insubordinate, but respectful, helpful, and joyful in all they do. They are to hold their superiors in high esteem. They are to be true team players working for the good of the company or organization. They should not join others in sowing seeds of discord by voicing their dissatisfaction and complaining. They are to practically express their faith through their actions. Ultimately, the Christian knows that he is not serving man – he is serving The Lord Jesus Christ! Everything we do should bring glory to Jesus Christ and be a living testimony of the doctrine of God our Savior.
So, what kind of an employee or volunteer am I? This is the question. I may not work for the greatest company or have the greatest supervisor. I may not think the head of the organization I volunteer for has it “all together”. Yet – I am not serving them – I am serving The Lord Jesus Christ! This changes my whole perspective. This changes my attitude and effort. Instead of complaining I am called to compliment, collaborate, and cooperate. I am called to give glory to God in the way that I work and serve, and in the respect I show to those who are over me.
But, what do I do if I have a “crummy” job, or an “insensitive” boss? First, pray! Seek The Lord to find out if He has a new open door for you. But, and most importantly, as you pray – continue to live your life for Christ, even in the most difficult of situations. Most employers and organizations are looking for people who will help them to excel. When you show this type of attitude and action you are not only giving glory to God, you are preparing your way for the Lord’s promotion and blessing. We can only learn to be better supervisors and leaders as we learn to be better workers and followers who excel in attitude and action!
So what kind of an employee or volunteer am I? Lord, help me be one who gives glory to you in all that I do, blesses others by being cooperative and helpful, and respects all those who have been placed in authority over me. In Jesus Name!