I believe that God gives us assignments in the secular world as a teaching tool. Most Christians that I know, have jobs outside of their faith. This is good for observation. Even with our Christian dealings, when you are diligent in your devotion to studying the Word, it’s easy to tell who seeks the counsel of God and who doesn’t. In secular dealings, we see the frustration of misunderstandings, the confusion of misguidance, lack of peace, bitter jealousy, and selfish ambition. Though they think they are wise, their wisdom is not from above, it’s from the demonic. When I see these things play out before my eyes, it just makes my point! I watched as a person, whom I thought had everything together, also a business owner making a good living, get frustrated over lack of knowledge on a subject. They gave up, shut their book, and lashed out at those who were in their presence, rather than seek to understand. People like this do not draw my anger, they draw my pity, because their soul is lost. Here is the difference: you who are saved have the ear of God, a Savior who understands, a companion who guides you to the truth, and a book of God’s very own words. Use these tools to your advantage and the wisdom which comes from above will be downloaded into your heart.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. James 3:13-15