YEARS AGO, I GOT A JOB AT MTN.
It was supposed to be a good job except that I didn’t know what lay ahead.
My job involved massive travelling around many states sometimes in a week to meet my KPI. I felt like I had finally been rewarded with an opportunity to put to practise years of being in church when I previously had no demanding work/job.
Eventually, I listened helplessly as friends and older people accused me just as I had seen some others accused in the past, OF DISPLAYING NO MORE COMMITMENT AND DEVOTION TO GOD as I was supposed to do, but was instead, dedicated so much to my new job.
What else was I supposed to do? Resign and go function as a cell group member that I was back then?
We have been so lied to with incomplete info…
When you have a job, your job is THE PLACE to serve God at and rep Him well, NOT JUST the church and those departments like we have always been made to see by church folks.
Where else is a man better measured? Where he pretends or where he can be unguarded and himself?
Don’t get me wrong, people can volunteer at their church or non profits if you find fulfilment there but you wanna serve God?
Realise that serving people who CANNOT pay you back out on the streets, the less privileged and the poor is what real service also is sometimes. And I know that some churches do this themselves with similar ministry outreaches too.
My challenge is when it is made to look like folks really serve God better or more within a church community or church based outlet rather than on the job. My personal opinion is that this is a fallacy.
What we find happening is people stealing their employers time and “escaping when the boss isn’t around” for prayer meetings, the conference or departmental meetings.
I have been in meetings where someone was writing on his/her office stationery and letterheads and I started to wonder if they were given this or they stole them.
For some others, the only growth they experience isn’t in their work or careers but in the various ministry positions they hold.
Bottom line sha oh, you CAN serve God ANYWHERE!
My job at MTN eventually proved to be a training ground for the many things I own and work on today and I am deeply grateful for that experience back then.