The Impact of the Christian Worldview
November 25, 2013
Having a Christian Worldview is very important in my career field. Substance Abuse Counseling requires that you uphold a high standard of moral integrity and demonstrate a true image of God at all times. There are certain situations in our lives that people who have never heard of God or the message of God may need us to be a Bible to them. As Christians it is our job to shine the image of our creator in everything we do. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss three different areas and how the way someone handles them may make a huge impact. Situation # 1 Stealing
Stealing something no matter how big or small it may be has a direct impact on your moral character. A simple definition of stealing would be to take something that doesn’t belong to you and claim it for your own. Theft doesn’t just mean material things such as office supplies. If an employee takes time off work when they aren’t sick this is stealing as well. In the counseling field one step on the road to recovery is to build a relationship based on trust and if someone is caught stealing this trust may be broken. There is an old saying that says” If he will steal from me he’ll cheat and lie on me too”. My Biblical basis for this first situation is included as part of the Ten Commandments. Exodus 20:15 “You shall not lie”. (Bible, ESV) Situation #2 Patience
The second area that you must have and is not important for you to have it also effects those around you is patience. In recovery programs most patients arrive in a hostile manner. As Christians we are to have patience and understand that many of these people are hurting. An addict typically starts using as a form of refuge in their lives. Society for the most part believes that addicts are this way because they choose to be. Many people begin abusing substances as a result of a sexual assault or physical violence not just sheer poor judgment....
References: 1. Bible (ESV)
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