At times, I bleed corporate. I wear a golf shirt with the company logo and our group's mission statement embroidered on it. I often top things off with a black varsity jacket with another sharp corporate logo subtly yet boldly displayed on the left front. Achieving the goals I have set with my senior managers often consumes my professional life. The problems at hand often draw my focus, and I spend the majority of my day thinking through the unanswerable questions that sit in front of my steps. I represent the company in my work and I am proud of this fact.
I also represent God. I know that at times I try to hide; in fact, that is how I met several people who went on to become life-long friends. I understand that my actions, decisions, and values reflect the God of my heart. I know that others see through to the God within, regardless of my words and rhetoric. I want lift up those who fail, because I can easily see the failures waiting to happen in my own life. I find it encouraging when others see the God I seek because of my journey.
The good news is that so far I am able to represent God and the company. Things have not always been this way and may separate yet again in the future.
You also represent God. You may not even be sure who your God is; it does not matter, you represent Him anyway! I believe you are “a key representative of the church.” (Romans 16.2) You share, in your words, actions, and decisions, what you see God to be. I know, because of talking with the people around you and by watching their body language, that your testimony is challenging them.
I also know that while you are coming to know God that your witness will grow and change. Do not worry about this, it is the same for all of us. My own steps are different from when we first met. I am proud to work with you.