“Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious].” Colossians 4:5
Many Christians sometimes make the mistake opposing the “secular” jobs with an excuse that they want to serve God with a Christian job; forgetting that grace has been poured out in us to help us in every circumstance, situation or wherever we have been placed. The reason why Jesus called us “the light in this world” is for people around us to get saved. There’s no spiritual discernment or wisdom behind this desire to have a Christian job, but rather fear that comes from insecurity that we truly are righteous. Believers around the world still doubt that they have inherited Christ’s nature. If we don’t understand what His righteousness means to us, then hardly we will be able to live accordingly for people to see it. And they should see it-the righteousness in us, because that is what makes the whole difference in this world!
God’s grace is not just in us, but around us as well, compelling people. “For the [remarkable, undeserved] grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. ” (Titus 2:11)
When I speak of grace being visible in us and through us, I speak of grace being effectively manifested through our lives. We can be eloquent in our preaching about grace, but if we don’t live according to it, we will confuse people around us. If we allow, this way grace will help us to see people for who they are, not what they do. Jesus told only one person Who He was(to Peter) and to the rest He manifested Himself Who He is!
Let us submit to the Holy Spirit, so He can demonstrate Who is He!