Hard(ly) Working Christians

My husband made a comment the other day, about how some Christians seem to have poor work ethic, when it comes to their (pay-the-bills) job.
I thought about it for a moment, and sure enough, an example I had encountered from my own life came to mind. I recall working at a retail store a few years back. A young fellow was eager to tell me he was a Christian, about youth group and wanting to do mission trips. (If I am recalling correctly) However, he lacked initiative, and otherwise just didn’t seem to have a clue. Common sense things like, if you don’t know what to do next, ASK. (I don’t think shyness was an issue here…)
I sincerely hope this is not a real Christian stereotype. While, for sure, our focus should be on kingdom things, and kingdom first living, I don’t think everything else is to be deemed unimportant because it does not affiliate itself with Christianity.
Did that make sense..?
When I know that others at my workplace are aware that I am a Christian, I feel an even greater obligation – and desire – to represent Christ. To be hardworking, honest, non-complaining; to even work the occasional extra hour to make sure the job gets done, or to take a co-worker’s shift.
Forever in my mind is this line: We are ambassadors of Christ. I try to carry this with me wherever I go; whatever I am doing. Definition 3 from freedictionary.com, defines ‘ambassador’ in this way: An authorized messenger or representative.
I. Represent. Christ.

Well, that can seem a little daunting at times…

Thank God for the Spirit. 😉