What does it mean to be an ambassador?
When you put it in terms of an ambassador of the United States, it means a representative of our nation to another nation in order to create goodwill, peace, and mutual agreement.
But what does it mean to be an ambassador for Christ?
Really, the same thing.
We are God‘s representative here on earth, showing others who God is through the work that He has done in our lives. We are his hands and feet to the nations. God wants everybody to know how much He loves them and cares for them. Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” God loves that coworker you find mildly annoying, that troublesome client, and that boss who micromanages you so much that He sent His only son to die for them!
When we see our role as an ambassador, a representative of God, it shifts our thinking and changes our behavior towards others.
What does it look like to be an ambassador for God representing the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, in your workplace? If someone asked your coworkers who you represent or are an ambassador for, would they say Jesus or your favorite sports team? We all know what it’s like to be a fan, but God is not looking for fans. He’s looking for ambassadors.
Are you looking for some motivation on how to get out and be an ambassador for Christ? Listen to this quick 16-minute interview with David Roth from WorkMatters about how our actions at work speak louder than our words!
Used with permission from Jim Brangenberg.