I've had a lot of jobs in my life time...more than my fair share. Here are ten things I have learned...not necessarily the top ten. They are in no particular order.
making the most money are not always the most knowledgeable or the hardest
working folks in the group.
to always be “one” in every group who keeps getting all the breaks/raises/pats
on the back, even though everyone (except the one handing out the rewards)
knows they don’t deserve it.
always be one person who drives you crazy.
Hopefully, that person won’t be the boss.
always be change. Often, the changes
will get changed before the change takes place.
The sign of
a good manager is when your staff respects and likes you. It’s an added bonus when your coworkers like
you, as well.
never given when it’s demanded. What you
have in that situation is pretense and bad attitudes. Respect is earned.
takes more than just being the “most qualified” to get a job. A really smooth interview or an immediate
connection with the prospective employer often outweigh good qualifications. Then there’s who you know…
If you have
a job, be thankful…even if you don’t like it or are treated unfairly. There are many people who would love to have your
job and not have to worry about making the house payment or feeding the kids.
When in the
presence of the Office Gossip, keep your eyes and ears open, but your mouth
shut. You are standing in muck, after
I went to
see Son of God last night. I was a
Downey and friends put together the Bible TV series, I watched the first hour
and saw so many inaccuracies that I didn’t watch the whole series. It is a shame when a group has a platform to
reach the world for Christ and chooses to omit/alter what the Bible clearly states. I don’t think even the timeline of the Bible
should be changed, much less a storyline.
Leaving out pertinent details is just as wrong. If I didn’t already know Christ, I believe I
would have left the theater in confusion as to why He was crucified on the
Cross. Above all, the reason Jesus came
to die on the cross should have been clearly covered. There was no explanation of the gift given
to us on Calvary’s Hill, nor how His shed blood saved us. Other than Jesus placing a quick kiss on the
cross as he carried it and a quote of John 3:16, salvation was largely ignored.
I know some
people have been awe-inspired by this movie, but sadly, it is a watered down imitation
of God’s truth. I’m not saying the movie was a colossal waste
of time and had no truth in it (there were definitely tears shed). But I am saying that you cannot blatantly
change a Bible account and call it truth.
What Jesus did when He walked on this earth should be told exactly how
it happened. His actions were according
to God’s plan and need no tweaking or modification.
There are a
few more movies coming out in the next month or two I’d like to see: “God’s Not Dead” and “Heaven Is For Real.” I
think I’ll pass on “Noah,” I think it may be too Hollywood for me to thoroughly
enjoy. It’s not like these people are
changing a book of fiction…they are attempting to alter the Word of God!
A case like
this is just one more reason to study your Bible. Memorize what’s in those pages…get the Word
into your heart and soul so that you are full of the Truth, and you will
immediately recognize a counterfeit story when it crosses your path.