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Christianity and the Working Girl

After a long discussion with Terique last week and part of today, it occurred to me (God I’m so obtuse) that God has been trying to get my attention.  Have you ever felt totally frustrated about  your situation?  Perhaps you thought your circumstances were unfair.  Like your co-worker  showing up for work when he feels like it and your having to bear the onus of the workload.   Insignificant as it may seem.  It’s all a part of God’s plan for us.  I’ve been moaning and groaning about my circumstance for so long that  I failed to consult God for his wise instruction.    Immediate resolution; make snide remarks and comments until they either reprimand me for the little snipes or fire me.  Ultimate resolution; pray about it and study the word.   I finally selected the latter.   And Ephesians 6:5 – 8 says :

5 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; 6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.”

Lets dissect this passage shall we:

“not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers…”   Abe Lincoln summed it up best when he said: “you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Your goal should be to do what’s pleasing in God’s sight.  And in my honest opinion — as corroborated by the bible– It is best to apply diligence in all situations. thereby manifesting God’s work in your life.   Isn’t that what our ultimate focus should be?  Because though your hard work may go un-noticed by your employer or management.  God is taking  careful notice.  At the end of the day, you are a reflection of your Father in Heaven.

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