What is appropriate in the workplace in witnessing?
First, let me say that I’m thankful that you have this desire. Sadly, there are many who could care less. I think if everyone had a desire to see the lost saved at work, in their neighborhood, and elsewhere, that we could turn this world upside down for Jesus!
The Bible says, “Let your light shine.” It doesn’t say, “Make it shine.” It is to glow, not glare. Your coworkers are to see the light, not the candle. So, don’t brag about your walk with Jesus, let the light of His love shine in your actions.
Next, don’t nag. If you’re always thumping the Bible, handing out a tract, or preaching to somebody about an ill-chosen lifestyle, you aren’t going to win anyone to Jesus. Read Colossians 4:5-6. Ask the Lord to salt your speech and season it with His grace.
Third, don’t lag behind in your work. One of the greatest testimonies a Christian can give, it a job well done. It’s a sin for a believer to do less than his best. Read Ephesians 6:5-6 and Colossians 3:23. Don’t check to see if your boss is looking before you work hard.
Finally, don’t sag. Don’t get unhappy in your job. Stay full of joy and work with a thankful spirit. When you bathe yourself in the Lord with a quiet time each morning, you’ll be shining with the light of the Lord on your face while everyone else is bellyaching.
You know, I cannot reach the people you work with unless they come to church or I get to meet them. But, you can! They’re not so much interested in going to heaven or church on Sunday. They just want to hack it on Monday. And you can help them do that with your godly actions and words of encouragement.