Wednesday, December 06, 2006

so you want to...(pt. II)

So Agent B (if that’s you REAL name), I see that you don’t have a JOB. You are unemployed. Do I also have to be jobless to be a secret agent?

No jackass. Your job/career field could very well be the mission out reach that the CEO has placed you in. So go undercover in your work place by not waving your Christianity on a flag. Blend in with the scenery. Learn to love and befriend your coworkers.

My “unemployment” was a subtle transition into this secret agent calling. The ministry I was associated with had lost its funding over time. Eventually, I had no pay but the CEO continued to meet our needs somehow. And the ministry (izzy group) eventually lost its presence in the city and the CEO has been showing me how to minister amongst the poor without the confines of an institution. I do not know how long this assignment will last.

Hide my faith at work?!? Jesus tells us to be the salt of the earth and to let our light shine before men. How else am I supposed to tell my heathen coworkers that I’m saved and they’re not?

Aw man, I don’t even know where to go with this...

As a bonafide salt lover, I’d choose chips over cookies any day. Have you ever put salt on your food and have the saltshaker top fall off and dump the whole bottle on your food? Did you eat it? It tastes like crap, right? Salt is meant for small, consistent, reliable doses. Not a slap in the face.

I also see that you are not associated with any of our lord’s institutionalized churches. Do I have to leave my church to be a secret agent?

No. Your church could also be a place for your undercover activity, depending on your specific assignment from the CEO. Just be aware of the possibility that your church leaders may eventually place expectations on you that are contrary to the calling the CEO gives you as a secret agent. And in the end, it’s best to choose god (CEO) rather than man (church leaders) – Acts 5: 29. At least, that was my experience to a degree.


Miller said...

great post b

you have a perspective that this recovering control freak really needs to hear!


ericaprosser said...

the salt illustration is really perfect. i love balance.