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One day, a businessman boarded an airplane, and it was obvious he was having a bad day. He was in a terrible mood and proceeded to take out his frustration on the flight crew, readily complaining about several things.

A Christian flight attendant was trying to please him as much as possible.

During the flight, the man returned from the restroom in a frenzy. He told the flight attendant that he had an important business meeting to attend as soon as the plane landed, and while using the restroom, his glasses had fallen into the toilet. You can probably imagine the condition they were in.

Now, in addition to having a bad day, the businessman's glasses were in the toilet, and he could not see. He knew he had no one to blame but himself, which made him even more distraught.

A short time later, the flight attendant came and handed the man his glasses.

Needless to say, he was shocked! The flight attendant had found a long plastic bag, placed it over her arm, and went to the restroom "fishing" until she found the glasses. She then washed them and returned them to the man.

The man couldn't believe what she had done. He was overcome with gratitude. He even wrote a letter to the airlines, and she was recognized for service above and beyond the call of duty.

A Strong Witness
However, the best part was this: the flight attendant was a Christian, and all her co-workers knew she was. I guarantee you that by her actions that day, she preached one of the greatest sermons a person could ever preach.

You also, like the flight attendant, have opportunities to let your light shine and influence people every day. Your day-to-day consistency and how you handle the emergency situations that may arise will make a difference.

I challenge you to recognize the ministry you have where you are at right now.

A scripture in the New Testament says that if someone thinks something is holy (sacred) to that person, that particular thing is holy. Will you think of your work as a sacred, holy thing?

One of the primary tactics that Satan uses against God's people is to try and make them think that what they do is spiritually unimportant.

Are you a factory worker? How and why you do your job is very important. Do your job with all your heart and with a smile on your face.

I challenge you to go to work every day with the same mindset as a person in full-time church work. After all, every one of us is called to full-time Christian service. The only question is where we will serve.

A few will serve full-time in church work. However, most people are called to serve the Lord full-time in the workplace—out in the world. If that's the case for you, I encourage you to be a strong witness for Christ in all that you do.

Copyright © by Nate Belkstrom
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Author Biography

Nate Belkstrom
Web site: Living Word Church
Pastor Nate Belkstrom graduated from Christ for the Nations Bible College in 1976, and he spent the next six years in the workplace where he experienced a difficult time connecting his work with his Christianity. It was there that his heart was touched to help other Christians in their workplace experience.

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