Doing Battle as a Christian in Business - (check your light)

Posted by Aric / on 04/30/2012 / 1 Comment

Doing Battle as a Christian in Business - (Check your light)

We lost a client. An order went bad. I got a flat tire on the way to an important appointment. These things happen every day to Christians in business. Is the enemy attacking us, or is it just, what I call, "the coincidences of life"? After all, the Word says the Lord causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust.

The Word warns us in Ephesians 6:12, "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." (NLT) So I wonder sometimes if it's the enemy that I'm battling today, or is it ‘just one of those things?

Did you notice that it's been an interesting week at Christian Professionals Worldwide? Out of the tens of thousands of groups on LinkedIn, the discussion boards of only CPWW were locked-up, unavailable to both members and moderators for several days. The talented computer tekkies at LinkedIn discovered there was an unusual cyber-glitch in one of the discussions that locked us all out. The enemy will attack good works, good messages, and good people in order to further his agenda - and this attack on Christian Professionals Worldwide, when viewed as a unique and relatively unprecedented event in LinkedIn, shows us that the battle is at our doorstep.

Here's the test I use, the "Light test". Is my light affected? Matt 5:14-16 says, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

The enemy is out to dim our lights, to make us blend into the background, to make us go unnoticed. If he can get us disappointed, dejected, distracted, or discouraged, (the 4 D's) our light will not shine with the same intensity it once did. The enemy is out to attack you, the Christian professional, to cause your light to dim. That's when you know it's an attack by the enemy. When you can identify the enemy, then you can rally the proper defenses of Spiritual power and Biblical authority given in Ephesians 6:13-18.

But when I keep a smile on my face, my light shining brightly, and shrug off the challenge of the day's events, then I know I am more than a conqueror. I remain His Light in the workplace.

What battles are you facing today? Check that your light is still shining!

Your fellow servant in Christ
Aric

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  • Paul says:

    Great Article Artic.... I pray you and your family had a blessed Christmas. Thank you for all you do for us professionals in getting and staying connected.

    December 27, 2015 at 7:23 AM | Permalink

 

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