Once upon a time I was employed as a Bookkeeper , my very first employment after University .
My duties included taking care of the general staff and affairs of the company including the receptionist who was my boss’s close relative. She used to fast most of the weekdays and would , from time to time step into the bathroom .. to pray … which meant neglecting the front desk and the calls …. in order to pray
Each time she did that she would call out to me to mind the front office and this impacted my work negatively
I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I didn’t want to tell my boss and I knew that I needed to master the courage to speak to her about this
The biggest challenge for me was not the fasting and the prayer , but the timing and her seemingly lack of understanding of her role and expectations of her job and position
Reception/ front desk is the face of the company . To date , a phone that rings 3 times gets my gut moving 🤷🏿♀️🤷🏿♀️🤷🏿♀️
It didn’t take me a few days to sit her down and ask her to pray during lunch …. not because it was wrong to pray …. and not because I didn’t want to chip in for her but because that’s what she was hired to do .
She hated me for this 🤣🤣🤣🤣
And she asked if I was a real Christian 🤣🤣🤣
Granted , our office did need a lot of prayers but that was just not the way nor the time you do it !!!
This act assured me that indeed I am called !!! I am able to separate my faith and beliefs and not have them cloud my responsibility
I confidently defended my actions and logic to my boss – her relative . I was proud of myself for risking that for my conviction 👏🏿
I hope this does makes sense
Sadly I have seen Christians doing these mistakes over and over in a workplace. I used to assume that all Christians have a sense of a calling about their day to day jobs and it didn’t take me long to realize that , it was not the case
During my early career days it used to make so sad until I realize that we lacked a certain perspective
We don’t get taught enough how to be stewards who take our jobs seriously . We know God will reward the work of our hands but there is still a significantly huge gap between the work we do inside church walls vs the work we do at our workplaces daily
I have always worked with religious people in my work life and teams that I have managed , that some days I would pause and think , if all of them could put their convictions together and just teamed up , we could see miracles …
Most Christians believe that their calling is within the four walls of the church
And that is not true !!!
We must aspire to be Joseph’s Meshack and Abednego…..
It is a must
If you want to find out how to match your faith and your day to day work life please read this book !!!! I have never read a book like this before !!!
I meet people who ask me to mentor them and this is the book that will be part of the mentorship pack
If you can master the things written in this book ….. maaaaan you will be walking on water
Mncwiiiii struu 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾
Thank you DeVon Franklin this book is incredible