I work in a company. I have a job. I have responsibilities. I have things to do. I can choose the frame of mind in which I do those things. I have a selection of daily tasks and requests from which I can choose – those I do first and those I leave until later. Sometimes a detail will spring to the top of the list, sometimes someone else’s priority will become mine. Sometimes it is fulfilling. Sometimes it is not. But I have responsibilities. To my family, to my colleagues, clients, and customers – to my company – and to myself.
I think it is called integrity.
I was reading a few verses this morning and He popped a cork from a bottle.
In my “day job” I happily leave loads of things to others. We have sales people, accountants, marketing peeps, consultants, admin support, reception peeps. We have bosses, we have senior and junior peeps, we have a real mix – all necessary to make the organisation flow, make a profit and keep us solvent. I never try and become any of the other skill sets or jobspecs. I have no desire to be the boss or the sales star. Over the years I have discovered a skill set, an approach, an attitude and a way of working that is mine. And that has value.
I add value I have value.
“Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon. He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him. Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, “You are the Son of God!” But he sternly ordered them not to make him known. Mark 3:7-12
How many of us get past the need to be the boss or the sales star? How many of us add value because we have value? How many of us find our skill set, our approach, our attitude and way of loving that is “mine”? How many of us find peace with Him – in who we are – in what we are?
I think it is called relationship.