In one of the groups I’m in, I got a video of Christians who defied the new culture of social distancing. They were still meeting for service.
Reporters were trying to speak with some of the congregation as they drove out. They were not keen on giving them the time of day.
Anyway, a reporter got a question in and tried to find out if they were not concerned about the Coronavirus
Her respondent replied in a matter-of-fact manner – “I am covered by the blood of Jesus”
And this sentiment is expressed by so many others from the pulpit
By this singular mindset, we forget what we are here to do.
But how did we become so selfish?
To him, he had the unfortunate luck of ending up with an unfair boss. He was doing his best but for some unexplained reason, he was always the one picked last
Last for commendation and last for promotion if he ever got any. His appraisals were very good but he wasn’t recommended for promotion. This happened more than once. It was clear to him – his boss probably had it in for him.
Fortunately, things were starting to smile his way.
A friend of his had told him told him about a position that opened up in another company. More pay and a better role – just the combination his skills deserved.
“And maybe a boss that appreciates my skills”, he said to himself.
He was about to send his CV and for some reason, he could not commit himself to the process. He was sure he would get the job so it was the fear of failing that was holding him back.
He remembered something he heard in church. “Don’t stay where you are not celebrated”, the preacher had said.
He was not getting the “celebration” vibe from his boss. He was sure it was ok to make the move.
“Time to go where I will be celebrated”, he convinced himself.
But what was holding him back from making the move?
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He was sure that they were talking about him in a way that would not win his trust.
Better put, he was sure his colleague was discussing the new idea he shared with him with his boss. His problem with that? He was sure the guy was taking credit for the idea. Trust is a big problem with this guy.
This was one issue he saw with the guy. He couldn’t be trusted not to want to have one over anyone and everyone – even if it meant stealing their ideas.
He mentioned what happened to another colleague. Guess what, the guy had done the same thing to her!
According to her, she had adopted an “avoid” strategy with him. She zipped her mouth when around him. She also avoided any non-official interaction with him. No need to show him any form of trust.
“So what are you going to do about him” she asked him.
“I haven’t thought about it” he replied.
But he was thinking hard
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