When I worked at Brinks down in Florida, the armored trucks would bring in millions of dollars at a time. As night watchman, I didn’t have to do any of the physical work, but I sure enjoyed helping out by carrying the money inside.

I became good friends with a group of five guards from Jacksonville who worked my shift. As I got to know them, I took them aside and witnessed to them in private. When I graduated from Bible college, all but one came to my graduation.

What’s so important about co-workers showing up for my graduation? The fact is, four men who otherwise wouldn’t have anything to do with Christians supported a Christian at his graduation. That’s a big deal.

Do you want to know how it happened? I didn’t go to work with the goal of condemning my co-workers for their un-Christian standards. Rather than telling them what to do, I tried to hold a good testimony and be as nice as possible. I wouldn’t compromise on moral issues, but I was careful not to throw my beliefs on them.

There’s a time and place for taking a strong stand for what’s right—never compromise the truth—but we must be gentle and kind in the way we treat the lost if we want to win them to Christ. They don’t have the Holy Spirit to help them resist sin.

Maybe you’re known for your Christian faith at your workplace. Or could it be no one knows you’re a Christian? Make it your goal to act so that if someone finds out you’re a Christian, they’re not ashamed to become one. Be a contagious Christian today.

Enthusiasm for God is contagious; has anyone caught it from you? — Unknown Author

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder