- God was “kicked-out” of the Board Room two years ago.
- They cut out Christmas Bonus’s last year.
- The HVAC system is no-longer working.
- Your last two paychecks bounced.
- You’ve not seen your boss/owner in two weeks.
- The Boss’s Executive Assistant is mysteriously missing.
- The Boss’s wife is working week-ends at Pete’s-Pizza-Parlor.
- No-one, in the company, believes in God.
OK….do I have your ATTENTION? If any of these look familiar to you… then get you running shoes on. In fact, there should many more subtle signs of failure lurking about.
Companies are “no different” than human-beings; in that, they have “personalities,” just as we do. In fact, a company will “mirror” our personality, be it management, employees in general, or the stockholders. Conversely, we often “mirror” the personality of the company, and/or its sub-parts. What this is saying, is the same thing as the old-computer-saying….”garbage in…garbage out.” If the company does not CHANGE, then YOU may very likely be the one changing. Either you give-in to the company’s character …. Their way of “doing things,” or you retreat. ….find a different job, one that reflects your goals and standards.
Here are four passages that might “clear-the-air” for you. 1 Corinthians 15:33 – Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” Proverbs 13:20 – Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Psalm 1:1 – Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers. Proverbs 6:27 – Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?
I once had a former employee who sought my advice about his having joined a firm who “asked” him to compromise his ethics.” He knew “shortly after,” taking the job, that he would be “part and parcel” of doing wrong… actually…illegal stuff, as in FRAUD. The “sudden BIG DOLLARS” overwhelmed him. A few years down the road, several of the “higher-up,” were actually sent to prison. My former employee seemed well insulated, as were the top two or three executives. While they did not “go to jail,” their lives are in shambles, and they likely will “pay the piper” for all of time.
My purpose here, today, is not to deal with “how to amend one’s life, seek forgiveness, acknowledge Jesus Christ as having died on the cross for their sins, and to repent….NO, rather, I speak to the issue of “staying out of trouble to start with.” Evil “strokes evil.” Evil begets EVIL. For people to associate with “other individuals,” or companies, that are “up-to-no-good,” and do it KNOWINLY, is the height of STUPIDIDY. Sin is Sin…. Period, no matter what the origin might be. There are NO excuses…. only TROUBLE…. ahead.
If you go into something BLINDLY, and find out later, that “their up to their knees in rattlesnakes,” then….. Get-out-of-DODGE. …. Just as quickly as you can. Don’t wait on GO…. Or you might end up “GOing to JAIL. We all have “that little VOICE in our mind and hearts,” called a CONSCIENCE, that tells us IMMEDIATELY that we going in the WRONG direction. Pay ATTENTION. …. Think of your families…. Think of your SOUL. Right and Wrong…is not a ROCKET-SCIENCE…it’s…. COMMON-SENSE. ….Blessings… cjlb…3/25/15.
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