“All you have to do is look at what has happened to him since he joined the company. The first unit he was in, he worked hard and eventually became the assistant head of the unit. He was really the guy doing the job – the boss was just taking the credit.
And then, the boss’s favorite pet came up with a fraud accusation against him. They couldn’t really prove it but the boss took side with his pet. He was demoted and transferred to another unit.He is doing a good job in the new unit. And as usual, doing all the work while his boss gets all the credit. Recently, he helped the head of another unit with his strategic plan. The guy had had issues with executive management. The plan was good and the guy got a promotion but he has forgotten him. He continued as head of his unit with more benefits but didn’t settle the guy that helped him.”So, why doesn’t he just leave the company and join another?The company funded an international training for him and he signed a bond with them. Unless he has the cash to refund the cost, he ain’t going nowhere.
I read an article recently where the writer lampooned a billionaire.
Don’t worry, it was not one of those “billionaires must be scoundrels” articles, it was closer to home
The billionaire had attributed her mighty billions all to God. I guess that was what irked the writer
The sentiment was clear. If everything is a miracle, then how can the rest of us learn and grow from you? How would we learn and grow if we don’t know the story of your mighty billions?
Well, I think the answer was quite simple. We will wait for a miracle
But is that really what God wants for all His children?
I heard someone once remark “Bill Clinton can find 3 sides to a two-sided argument”. Well, someone else did a “Bill Clinton” recently during a round of passionate arguments
The two sides of the argument were:
– the economic situation in Nigeria is not looking promising. So, if you have the opportunity to relocate, take it
– the economic situation notwithstanding, God has promised to bless you. It is almost a show of unbelief to tie your blessing to a location. God can prosper you even in the midst of tough economic situations.
While these two sides were going mano-a-mano, someone slipped in a third side – “part of this problem is because I was born in Nigeria. If my parents had taken the opportunity to have me in a country like the US, I would have had better opportunities”.
This third angle was a curve ball no one was expecting.
So, which of the three sides makes sense?
During my undergraduate, there was this guy who had been in the leadership of the fellowship I was a part of.
I say “had been” because he did not just quit before his term was over, he walked out on the other members of his team. And he did not stop there, he walked out of the fellowship.
I came to school after he had quit while he was still completing his final year. One of the guys he had served with on the leadership team said the guy decided to walk out of his faith. Simply put, he had backslidden.
I was thinking about this recently and wondered.
Does anyone still backslide now?
You have probably met that type of church brother or sister before.
It seems like they are talking but the only problem is that you can’t see anyone they are talking to. You are sure that they are muttering something under their breath at every moment.
You are not really sure what they are up to but eventually, you get a hang of what they are doing. They seem to be praying. You wonder how they keep this up and realize that that is how they practice praying without ceasing – (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
A part of you begins to ask – Is this what I am meant to do?