The double minded man.
I’m not going to be gender specific on this one.
You may not think you would fit that description but there are more people filed under that column than you would think.
It usually comes in when you try to separate your home life from your work life. You think that being one kind of person in the workplace and a completely different person at home is the mark of someone who is living out their calling as a Christian.
You put your family first. You’re attentive to your wife’s needs. You show up for your kids’ baseball games. Your neighbors see you in the park having picnics with the family and you always make sure that you and your wife show up with the cupcakes for the church bazaar.
Then at work you’re known as ruthless. You’re a hard boss that makes high demands of your employees and rarely rewards them for their work. If they accomplish something you’ll usually thank them before taking credit for the breakthrough. Your staff knows you’re the one in charge, that you don’t like to be questioned and anyone who crosses you will pay.
It’s just business, you’ll say. God put you in that place and you have to do it with the best of your ability. If some people get trampled along the way, well…that’s just business, right?
Here’s the thing…Jesus doesn’t give you a 9 to 5 pass.
If you’re great with your family and you’re horrible to your co-workers and business associates…you’re not reflecting Jesus in your life.
Christ doesn’t call us to check our faith at the door of the office.
Or voting booth.
Or PTA meeting.
You’re not to check it anywhere.
So if you’re heading to work…or reading this at work…and you know that you’re not the same person at home that you are at work then you need to stop and prayerfully consider where you’re not lined up with God’s call on your life.
Have you ever been two faced with the way you’ve lived your life?