6 Ways To Win Souls at Work
Spreading The Gospel in the workplace is easier than you may think. Every day, you are a living example of The Bible coming to life simply by your very presence in the workplace. Here are a few simple and intentional ways to share The Gospel:
1. Take up the challenge
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30)
He who wins souls is wise. Remember God draws the hearts of men and it’s our job to point people back to Him. Soul winning is a process and takes time. Sometimes, our most effective witnessing tool is our lifestyle. According to Proverbs 11:30, our life is a message of hope and light that both reflects and is a representation of Christ. Soul Winning is a continual process that takes patience, wisdom and grace handling. Many times we ask God for a large global platform in order to spread His Gospel, when in reality our everyday local community and workplace is filled with a harvest that’s ready and ripe to reach. Colleagues, peers, coworkers and family members can be influenced over time simply with everyday encounters.
2. Be an example
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)
Sometimes, you may be the only believer in your place of business. Sometimes it may feel like you are in the den of lions. In this season, it’s important to know that God has you positioned in your place of employment for a purpose. If you don’t understand your season or it’s purpose then simply ask God. Simply reach out to God and ask Him what’s your purpose in the place where you are planted. Then ask God for the wisdom to handle yourself as He wishes while you’re placed there. Your character (work ethic), integrity, patience, and diligence reflects the heart of Christ. Sometimes, you are the only Christian that others see and have access to. Your response in moments of adversity is a reflection of your maturity level in Christ. What’s your response when faced with a character or moral dilemma or issue? Maybe God is using you to reach those who are deemed “unreachable”. Set your heart to be a sheep who is full of wisdom, wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove. Set your heart to crucify your flesh and reflect the Love of God in every situation.
3. Operate in wisdom
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
Handling yourself with wisdom in the workplace is critical. According to 1 Samuel 18:14, David when he was in the King’s army, under Saul’s Kingship, he behaved and handled himself with wisdom – “And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.” The Lord is with you even in the workplace and as you handle yourself accordingly remember that you’re a reflection and representation of Christ. Remember He is with you in all your dealings. Wisdom is the principal thing. Even in times of distress and uncertainty, the way you handle yourself has the opportunity to minister to others around you. Getting an understanding in the Boardroom before speaking can lead people to Christ simply by the way you handle the matter. Remember to get an understanding before making a judgment in difficult and turbulent situations. Allow God to lead your heart and mouth before you speak to others in tense situations. Winning someone’s soul to Christ can happen over time. It is your job to reflect His Love in and out of season. Examine and test your fruit. Is your fruit of Christ?
4. Stand in faith
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith over time produces harvest. As you consistently pour into the lives of co-worker, colleagues, business acquaintances, friends, and loved ones while living a life that reflects Christ, God will produce His harvest and draw people to Him by using your life as a net. Christ stated, “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38) Remember the harvest is God’s people. Handle hearts with care.
5. Pray and ask God for direction
“Now the just shall live by faith:” (Hebrews 10:38)
Living by faith requires obedience, diligence, and execution. When God speaks to you and leads you to execute on certain action(s), your one step of faith can change a generation. Pray and ask God for direction. Ask God to grant you wisdom on how to minister and reflect His Love through your everyday actions, in the workplace. Whether it’s grabbing coffee with a coworker, having a listening ear to someone who’s having a rough day or even being an advocate or peacemaker for a teammate – ask God to open the door to grant you an opportunity to minister His Good News, The Gospel of Christ, with a coworker, colleague or loved one. He will open the door – Just ask.
6. Trust God for the increase
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:6)
We all play a different part in the Body of Christ. Every harvest is different. Every net we utilize is different. God has uniquely equipped us to reach different types of people for His Glory. He has shaped you uniquely to labor in the harvest that He has assigned to you. People are waiting. One may plant the seed, another may water what you’ve planted but ultimately God will get the increase. You may be planting life seeds by the way you conduct yourself in the workplace. People may watch your actions on a daily basis and are blessed by how you handle yourself. Remember your small action(s) today play a part in contributing to the life of God’s Harvest. Ultimately the heart of the harvest belongs to God and He is the one who gives the increase.
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