Brady Steed graduated from LeTourneau University in December of 2014. He is now a software developer for Deloitte & Touche Consulting. After getting his calling from God telling him to move from Longview to Orlando, he has found more blessings and fulfillment than he could have ever imagined.
After moving to Orlando, Brady has been intentional about building relationships with coworkers and church members alike, simplifying his life as he builds his relationship with the Lord, and ultimately creating a reputation of integrity, positivity, joy, and peace in his workplace. He says living with integrity in a position of authority and knowledge is what God has called us to do.
"Whenever I go to meetings or talk to customers, I just have to rely on what I know about the Bible and on God's help to give me strength to go throughout the day to live with integrity and to show people mercy and grace. Those are things that are very rare in the secular world. When people see that, they notice that I'm different."
Brady has worked diligently with the Lord to truly be "set apart" in his purpose for the Kingdom. He believes that is the foundation for his testimony and ability to speak into others' lives in his workplace.
"I've had a lot of comments from people coming up to me and asking me, 'why are you different? Why do you excel in these different areas?' It's an opportunity for me to tell them about God, what I believe, and why I do the things that I do."
Seems easy, right? Brady rflects on how the building of his spiritual foundation at LeTourneau University helped him to understand how important it is to stay diligent in your time with the Lord and what a difference it can make in his attitude and overall mentality about the people he comes in contact with day to day.
"One thing that I've found that really helps me is that in the morning I definitely have to spend time in the Word and in Prayer because that really gets me focused. On days that I don't do that, I have a harder time at work. My job is not always easy, and it's not always fun, but if I keep Christ in the center of my focus and His service as my purpose then even if the day is difficult, even if people don't get along with me or like what I'm talking about or my suggestions, or if I make mistakes, then that peace and joy is something that stands out, and it's lasting."
We are grateful Brady took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about what it means to be a Software Developer for the Lord. It truly is another unique example of how God can use any workplace and any job position for His Kingdom.
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