Thursday, January 24, 2008

30 Days to Live at Work

The filter we are putting on our lives at Charter Oak Church is - How would I live my life differently if I knew I only had 30 Days to Live? Today I want to write about how I would answer that question in regards to my life at work. Here's what I have been processing...
  • I would continue to work at least for the first two weeks because I spend more time with the staff of Charter Oak Church than anyone else in my life besides my family. The staff here is a very important part of my family.
  • I would tell people the truth more clearly - I wouldn't play games and worry about whether or not they would be angry at me over what I said and leave the church. I would speak the truth in love.
  • I would preach one more time and just share why I am looking forward to going home to spend eternity with Jesus. I would ask every person who is connected to Charter Oak Church and my circle of friends to bring at least one person who doesn't know Jesus to be there so I could have one last chance to help people find their way back to God.
  • I would preach in jeans and a t-shirt.
  • I would make sure that whoever was going to follow me as one of the pastors at Charter Oak Church was set up to succeed.
  • I would hug everyone.

What about you? If you knew you had 30 Days to Live, how would that be manifested at your job?


Kathleen said...

1. I would be more forthright. I usually measure my words too much.
2. I would be more bold in my faith. Two that I work with attend church just because that's what they've always done - no thought or emotion. The other two don't attend at all. I've invited one of those people; she won't come because her husband doesn't want to. I feel as though I've hit a wall.

Pamela said...

As I am approaching retirement from my workplace, I am thinking about this. I am trying make sure I leave my classroom and work relationships in order so that the next person arriving to take my place has a clear picture of what I was doing and where I was going. I am intentionally filing papers in certain ways tthat I hope will help the next person with budget ect and and labeling everything. I am trying to be mindful of loving the people I work with by being more fully who I am in Christ.

Mark McMahon said...

heh...preach in jeans and a t-shirt...AMEN!!!!