How do you handle meetings? When someone calls you for coffee or a meeting, how do you treat those appointments? Chances are, if the person asking is important, then we might treat the meeting with more importance. And if the person asking was not very important to us, well, you get it.
One who is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and he who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.Jesus, Luke 16:10 ESV
How would you treat your appointments if you know Jesus would be there?
In The Job Interview Approach, Seth Godin asked, how would we treat our next appointment if it were the final interview for our dream job? Would we treat that meeting differently? Should we treat it differently or should we treat every appointment like it was an interview for our dream job?
What if our next meeting was a meeting between the person we’re scheduled to meet, and Jesus? Our job is to make the introduction. The way we interact with this other person, the way we show up, the focus and attention we bring, and the way we prepare, these variables and more communicate what we think about the meeting. Maybe your meeting is casual and of little consequence. Then again, maybe not.
Appointment with Jesus
Imagine Jesus asked us to be there. Would we postpone at the last minute? Or would we be late? Similarly, would we come unprepared? During the meeting, would we check Facebook or Instagram? Would we look at our phone every time it vibrates or rings? For that matter, would you even want Jesus to hear your ringtone?
Every workplace Christ-follower is a full-time minister. Paul suggests that we each have been given a job, we were created for a purpose (Ephesians 2:10). Where do we get the idea that we have days off?
Everyone we meet is someone put in our path so they might move closer to Jesus. Think about that today. Then pray for the people you meet. God has great plans in store for you and the people you will meet today!
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