Genesis 30:27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
Laban speaks to Jacob at the end of one of his contracts and says the above verse-I have learned by experience that the LORD has blessed me because of you! He then proceeds to make another contract.
As I read this verse praying through my Bible I always pray that God will make this verse a reality in the lives of my friends, family, church, etc. I hope that they can learn by experience that God blesses them because of my ministry.
For the application to your life I challenge you to consider this:
Does your employer feel like he or she is blessed by God because of you? Though they might not understand spiritual things they might know if they are blessed or their business is strengthened by your presence.
Wouldnâ€™t it be good if we had such a testimony that they knew that having us as an employee was a plus to them? We are commanded as Christians to not be men pleasers but to work as though we were working for the LORD Himself.
What time do you show up for work? Do you abuse your break schedule? Do you give 60 minutes of work for every hour you are paid for? Do you have a grateful spirit for the job that God has given you?
Do you take care of the tools and equipment that belong to your employer like you would if they were yours or even stronger -God’s?
We should be witnessing to those we work with and for! We should tell them what Jesus has done in our life. We should invite them to church, but our words will fall on deaf ears if they see us as hypocrites that do not carry our load at work. If the other workers feel that they have to carry you, the boss feels like you take advantage of the system you will hinder the testimony of Jesus Christ in your life and work.
The question is not do you feel like you give and work like you should but what have they learned “BY EXPERIENCE!” The real issue is not what you think but what they think!
Work, carry your load, get their early and stay late-for the cause of Jesus Christ!