Building A Legacy With My Co-Worker
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, but each will receive his reward according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to God's grace, like a wise master builder, I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. - 1 Corinthians 3:8
When we work with others, we leave a legacy. Salesmen have a lousy reputation. And many times, rightfully so. No one likes being manipulated. Yet every man ends up selling. Those things we are passionate about will rise to the top of every man’s conversation list. A man’s speech tells a lot about the man.
Lyle was a new print buyer. I was a new printing sales rep and disciple of Jesus Christ. My undercover sales job was to infect others with a legacy of love for Jesus while I operated as a print salesman. The printing business was great, but I loved being about my Fathers’ real business. I leaned into the Holy Spirit regularly for guidance. Lyle was not an opportunity or project. As we got to know each other through work, the reality of the Lord and my love for Him organically leaked out. At first Lyle was a church attendee. However, attendance was not the goal. Lyle was the goal. Our working relationship became a friendship as Lyle realized I cared about him. That allowed me to talk and live out the reality of Jesus simply. In time, Lyle went from attendee to being grafted into his church. I was building an infectious legacy, through the vehicle of our work. This was my real calling. Lyle has told me numerous times how I impacted his life. He has now infected his wife and son.
Daily Battle Order:
Your spiritual DNA is your legacy. Practice the presence of God with those at work. Unmanipulated love leaves an infectious legacy. Intentionally pray to infect your co-workers. We know love by this; that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.