It’s a strange question but it’s one that needs to be asked. If you work in a technical field or have a job that requires a lot of knowledge, then its easy to fall into the trap of relying more on search engines than God for your answers.
You most likely search the mighty pages of Google often if you are an IT manager, web developer, desktop support person, or are in some other technical or business related field. But there is One that’s mightier than Google that wants to help you in the everyday routine of your job 🙂
I’m not saying that you should never visit Google.com ever again. I’m just bringing to light a danger that Christians could fall into if they aren’t careful while doing their jobs or ministry.
I know this because I’ve made this mistake often in the past.
So How Do You Find Out if You’ve Fallen into This Trap?
Take the test.
Answer each one of these questions and every time you answer yes, then give yourself 1 point.
- I usually find myself praying to God once or twice a day.
- In my prayer time, I rarely ask God to help me with a work related question or decision.
- When faced with a technical problem that I don’t know the answer to, the first place I turn to almost always is Google or some other search engine.
- I think that the “Big Guy upstairs” has better things to do than give me answers to my work questions. He has things like world hunger, earthquakes, and homeless people to worry about.
- If I ask God a work related question, I’m not sure how He would give me the answer.
- I don’t think its necessary to ask God for help in secular things like my work.
- I think that God has given me a brain and that that is the primary way that He helps me to do my job.
Scoring Your Results
If you’re anything like me, you’ve answered yes to a couple of these questions. Don’t worry if you scored high, you’re in good company 🙂
5–7 points – You rarely ask God for help with your work and you don’t regulary involve Him in your career. Furthermore, your view of God is one of being a distant and uninvolved Stranger. Your communication with your heavenly Father is infrequent and not very deep.
Advice: Please realize that the Bible says that we should cast all of our burdens on God because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). God loves you and cares about all the little details in all aspects of your life including your work.
2–4 points – You sometimes ask God for help with your work but He isn’t always the first place that you turn to. You realize that God is your friend and that He wants to help you. You get caught in the busyness of your work life and sometimes forget that you have your heavenly Father that you can turn to in your time of need.
Advice: You need to make time in your workday to pray and seek your Heavenly Papa. Try to schedule appointments on your calendar to pray to God even if it is for just 1–2 minutes in the middle of your work day. Having your mind re-aligned through out your day is essential for your success and is necessary to avoid making mistakes.
0–1 points -Oh my gosh, you are super holy and ultra-spiritual! You should be nominated for a Dove Award! You have an extremely healthy and accurate view of your heavenly Father. You regularly take your time to pray and seek His counsel in your work life and other areas. If there was such a thing as a Christian rock star, that would be you!
Advice: Keep drawing closer to God and He will draw near to you.
I scored in the 2–4 section which means that I have some work to do 🙂
So, how did you score?
Don’t be shy, share your score and why you think you scored this way 🙂