• Subscribe
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Google Podcasts
July 23, 2018

Ep.1031: What Happens to My Christianity When I Go to Work?

Avoiding the pitfalls of workplace talk, thinking and behavior

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.


How can we be a light for Christ within our work environment?

We have to work hard, but do we always have to be happy about it?

What else do we need to know to pursue excellence?

Attitude, excellence, attentiveness and words. What's next?

Theme Scripture: Proverbs 10:4

Christianity at work...for the most part, we all need to support ourselves. That self-supporting system generally comes in three phases. First is the education phase, where we are supposed to choose what self-support direction to take and then how to do it. Second is the work of making ends meet, which for most of us, occupies the majority of our adult lives. It is our thinking and actions in this phase that define our lives. Third is the benefits stage. It is hard to get to but can give us choices and control of our time. Whatever stage of life we might be in, we as Christians are always required to carry our beliefs and principles with us. The question then is simple. How well are we defining ourselves by our thoughts, words and actions while in these environments? Do we look like and act like the follower of Christ we profess to be?

Continue Reading

Let’s face it...your workplace can provide a great environment in which to labor but can also easily be a toxic environment.  Either way, we as Christians need to be clear on what we are trying to accomplish when we are there.  Now this sounds odd – obviously we are there to “do our job” and “get paid” and “provide for our family.”  It would be easy if the whole working experience was as antiseptic as that, but we all know it is not.  There are the people factors that add several dimensions to our presence there, and these are what will likely make or break our Christianity in that environment.  So, let’s be clear on what we are looking to accomplish with our Christianity at work.

Jesus worked.  He didn’t punch a clock or get paid a salary, but his daily mission was to teach the Gospel and bring it to the average person.  Looking at his attitude and preparation for his work we can certainly learn some valuable lessons to apply to our preparation and attitude regarding our work.

Here is just one of the many “work day” lessons Jesus taught us.  Attitude: not the attitude we adopt once we get to work and things go wrong or deadlines overwhelm or people are arguing.  Jesus taught us to set our attitude BEFORE we go anywhere or do anything.  His approach was simple – love God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength AND love your neighbor as yourself!  Translating this into our 21st century work environment is simple.  Decide to work as though God Himself were your boss and treat everyone in that environment with the highest respect.  Decide this before you get there and act on what you decided!  Christianity at work!

We all know that there are a myriad of details and circumstances that will hinder this simplistic approach.  That is why you need to check out our July 23, 2018 podcast, “What Happens to My Christianity when I go to Work?”  We talk about working hard when others don’t, coping with dishonesty, managing gossip and so much more.  Jesus really did show us how to truly be Christian while we work – tune in and learn from what he had to say!


Watch Our Episode Preview

2 replies
  1. Ron Caldwell
    Ron Caldwell says:

    Excellent articles concerning spiritual qualities that are needed in our daily lives. I read them every chance I get. Please keep up the Lord’s work, and God Bless all your efforts!

    • Christian Questions
      Christian Questions says:

      Thank you so much for your uplifting comments! We hope we can be a blessing. – Christian Questions


Leave your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Episodes


Have We Lost Our Ability to Honor One Another? (Part II)

The how and why of giving and receiving true respect for one another

Have We Lost Our Ability to Honor One Another? (Part I)

Biblical examples of how honor can and should permeate our lives
happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
new Christian

I’m a New Christian! Now What?

Uncovering the many “need to know” aspects of living for Jesus

If I Have God’s Peace, Why Am I So Stressed?

Learning to reduce negative stress and replace it with God’s peace
is it a sin

Is It a Sin if I . . . ? (Part I)

Examining whether how we dress and if gambling are sins
am I failing as a Christian

Am I Failing as a Christian?

Defining what success and failure look like for disciples of Jesus
How do I cope with loneliness

How Do I Cope With Overwhelming Loneliness?

Discovering five practical and scriptural ways to combat loneliness
COVID-19 Christianity being tested

Is Your COVID-19 Christianity Still Being Tested?

Action steps to prevent COVID-19 from compromising our Christianity
conflict resolution

Can Biblical Strategies Resolve Serious Conflicts? (Part I)

Understanding how conflicts arise and their levels of seriousness
burnout 2

How Do I Avoid Burnout? (Part II)

Finding the biblical pathway that leads us away from burnout
burnout part I

How Do I Avoid Burnout? (Part I)

Recognizing and resolving issues that contribute to burnout