After getting saved, people often expect to be magically transformed into model Christians overnight. This is a prevalent, but unrealistic expectation. So what, then, should a daily walk with Christ look like? Without daily immersion in the Bible and the fortification of prayer, it quickly becomes discouraging trying to decipher if we are in God’s will. Ever reach a point where you can’t figure out if God is in working in your life at all? How do we know if we are in the faith? 2 Corinthians 13:5 teaches, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified”(NKJV). How can we do this successfully?
1. Follow Christian values instead of worldly values. That means resisting the urge to call in sick when you’re not sick and refusing to filch office supplies for your personal use. No mater how trifling the offense is, recognize its deceptive nature. All dishonesty is sin; God does not distinguish between slight lies and hefty ones. Scripture exhorts Christians to be distinctive from the sinful world we live in: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (NIV, Romans 1:2). If your behavior in the workplace mirrors that of your unsaved colleague, do not be flattered. Seek God for restoration. Endeavor to follow God’s perfect will instead of seeking to follow your co-workers’ direction.