Are you being led by the right people?


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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj
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On Friday (March 2, 2012) I read the article posted by Pastor Mike that I  have reproduced below. I commented on Pastor Mike’s website:

Pastor Mike,
I really like this post especially the Memorandum. May I reproduce this post in my blog “Impressions” (http://tvaraj.wordpress.com)?

He promptly answered back:

Certainly….

I wrote to him:

Thank you. I will be posting it on March 4, 2012 with proper credits to you.

Pastor Mike replied back:

I thank you, but I am in no need of credit. A lot of people do this for the glory, but I do it for the glory of God, so if it reaches someone for Jesus then leave me out of it and let the Holy Spirit work…:)

I feel that this is the beginning of a friendship budding between a man devoted to Jesus and me – an old doubting Thomas, who finds it hard to come out of the Agnostic web that he has fallen into.

Even if Pastor Mike doesn’t want the credits, surely, I am not a plagiarist.

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Pastor mike says

Are you being led by the right people? Here’s a work and life lesson for you.

Yesterday was an amazing day for me. I have been struggling at work for a while now, and quite honestly, I was worried about my job. Nothing seemed to be going right, and I just couldn’t seem to make things work. I prayed, I begged, I pleaded, but nothing was working. So late in the afternoon, a time when most firings occur, I was called into the owners office with the General Manager. Now usually I’m pretty confident when it comes to work, but to be honest with you, despite my hard work and efforts, they would have been justified in letting me go. Even though I was trying harder than anyone else, the dominoes were not falling into place. What happened next really made me realize what true leadership and caring for your employees really meant.

As I sat there in the “Hot Seat” staring at the owner ready for the ax to fall, he started telling me about what he expected, and of course, how I wasn’t meeting those expectations. Then he dropped the bomb. He said he wanted to start a new position for me where I could use my talents instead of focusing on what wasn’t working for me. Wow, what a great concept. Instead of focusing on my shortcomings (Which I was reminding myself of daily), he was more intent on allowing my God-given talents to be used in a way that would build the Company and myself up. As I walked out of the office in total amazement and a new-found sense of motivation I realized what a great example of Christ-like leadership he had shown. It just makes me proud and joyous to be working for someone like this.

Having said this, I found a story that I have posted below that shows how a worldly employer would look at their employees versus how I was treated today. Bear in mind that this concept applies to our Godly relationships as well. It shows how giving up on people without understanding and loving them will only make you miss out on what God has blessed you with. Thank you Glen and Cheryl for believing in me and seeing the strength in me that I couldn’t see. May the Lord bless you with a tremendous amount of prosperity because you use it wisely.

Below is how the world would have suggested that the  greatest leader ever, Jesus,  should have handled the “employees” he chose.

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Memorandum

TO:
Jesus, Son of Joseph
Woodcrafter Carpenter Shop
Nazareth

FROM:
Jordan Management Consultants
Jerusalem

Dear Sir:
Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for management positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken our battery of tests; we have not only run the results through our computer, but also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.

It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team concept. We would recommend that you continue your search for persons of experience in managerial ability and proven capability.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership. The two brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, place personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale.

We feel that it is our duty to tell you that Matthew has been blacklisted by the Greater Jerusalem Better Business Bureau. James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus definitely have radical leanings, and they both registered a high score on the manic depressive scale.

One of the candidates, however, shows great potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a keen business mind and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and right-hand man. All of the other profiles are self-explanatory.

We wish you every success in your new venture.

Sincerely yours,
Jordan Management Consultants

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4 thoughts on “Are you being led by the right people?

  1. Pingback: … as I have done for you, you should also do. « Inspirations

  2. Awesome article. I reposted it, in a link on my blog, too. Tell Pastor Mike, thanks, from Catholic Glasses. It brought a smile to my face, when Judas Iscariat was considered fit for managerial work with Jesus. And, St Peter, unstable. How God has worked with us despite our faults is amazing. :D

    • Thanks Catholic Glasses.

      If I did not find it interesting I wouldn’t have posted this article from Pastor Mike. I am glad that you enjoyed it as much as I did. This is what Pastor Mike wants “so if it reaches someone for Jesus …”

      By the way please check the link to your site. When I clicked on your link it directs to https://catholicglasses.com and not to http://catholicglasses.com and my chrome browser reports:

      This is probably not the site you are looking for!
      You attempted to reach catholicglasses.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.wordpress.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of catholicglasses.com. You should not proceed.

      And when I clicked the “Help me understand” link I got this message:

      When you connect to a secure website, the server hosting that site presents your browser with something called a “certificate” to verify its identity. This certificate contains identity information, such as the address of the website, which is verified by a third party that your computer trusts. By checking that the address in the certificate matches the address of the website, it is possible to verify that you are securely communicating with the website you intended, and not a third party (such as an attacker on your network).

      In this case, the address listed in the certificate does not match the address of the website your browser tried to go to. One possible reason for this is that your communications are being intercepted by an attacker who is presenting a certificate for a different website, which would cause a mismatch. Another possible reason is that the server is set up to return the same certificate for multiple websites, including the one you are attempting to visit, even though that certificate is not valid for all of those websites. Google Chrome can say for sure that you reached *.wordpress.com, but cannot verify that that is the same site as catholicglasses.com which you intended to reach. If you proceed, Chrome will not check for any further name mismatches. In general, it is best not to proceed past this point.

      • I always thought I had an hacker, since 2010 on this 2009 Computer. It has not worked right, since April 1, 2010. I have tried virus protection of all sorts. I am technically frustrated. I also have had 5 head injuries, so recalling technical stuff, overwhelms me. I noticed today, that my smartphone was acting weird, in WordPress. I post from it sometimes. I will try to recall what you said. I may copy and paste your reply in my notes. So that I can refer back to it. Is Chrome safer? I like Safari, Foxfire, and I detest IE-9, but was forced to use it, this week, to install a printer, that I have to take back. Trying to start a little Drop Ship Business online, for a year now, but so far it has not panned out, due to these hack attacks. Social Sites: twitter, wordpress, facebook, and my gmail, and You Tube have been hacked as well as my old phone, and pc. Frustrated. Need a prayer. Thanks.

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