Dwaine Massey says, “I think it’s important for us to be representatives of Christ, to be ambassadors wherever we find ourselves.” In his role as an attorney, he’s able to add value to charitable organizations by serving on their boards and assisting with legal guidance. For others of us, it might be meeting different kinds of practical needs.
What you do doesn’t matter as much as the fact that you just do something. [Click to tweet!]
We’ve all been blessed with skills, knowledge, and passions… so that we can be a blessing to other people. Jesus constantly points us to be looking outside of ourselves. He teaches us that it’s not about building things for our own comfort or pleasure. The talents He’s given us should be used on behalf of others.
As representatives of Christ, we can make a difference in the world. And having worked with non-profits for several years, I can confidently say that most organizations are not at a shortage of needs. If you show up, then chances are that they’ll be able to use you.
We have an opportunity to carry a great Light into the world around us. Using the gifts we’ve been given to make a positive impact on the greater community around us isn’t a have-to… it’s a get-to!
Social Justice at Work
When God asks us to take care of the orphan, widow, and the poor, what does that mean for our workplaces? How do we follow a social justice mandate in our offices, schools, warehouses and retail establishments? And how does it change our world when social justice works the way God intended?
In the series Social Justice at Work, The High Calling explores social justice in the places we work and the ways we work. Join us as we discuss how our calling to the “least of these” affects us outwardly in our jobs, and inwardly as we perform our jobs, via theme-related Bible reflections, featured articles, and discussion starters. We encourage you to add your questions, concerns and comments, engage with us on social media (especially Twitter and Facebook), and invite your friends and colleagues to do the same.