“…Do you think that you should be paid more for certain skills, time, or expertise… which was not part of the originally negotiated employment agreement…?”

Image result for 'holding back.'Hold-Backs: In the auto industry… the manufacturers have what is known as a “holdback.” It is a certain amount of dollars that is held-back from the dealer, as an incentive for the dealer to sell a certain amount of vehicles… during a certain time-frame. If the sales are not made according to the required criteria… than the hold-back is not given.

Do we … as employees, spouses, friends… or co-workers… “Hold-Back?” Do we have a hidden agenda…. which is only revealed, maybe then… even partially… when we think the time is ripe, or appropriate…maybe not ever.

Are we being selfish on purpose? Or, are we being deceitful? Sometimes, we might hold back the “extra abilities, or skills, that we process, hoping that we can yield a better profit on them at a later date. Are we giving what our employers are paying for? Our employer deserves the full benefit of “all of our skills and talents.”  Employers pay for all that we know, or all that we are capable of doing.

Think of the impact in the sports industry…if the players…held-back?  Fewer homeruns, fewer touchdowns, fewer baskets… or goals.  And sooner, than later… few dollars in your pocket.  Or worse… what if our military warriors….held back?  Where would AMERICA be?

If you think that you should be paid more for certain skills, time, or expertise… which was not part of the originally negotiated employment agreement… then you have only to bring the discrepancy to their attention; and accept his decision… otherwise, you always have the option of resigning.

If we feel “short-changed” then… that too… should not be HELD-BACK. An ‘open and honest’ discussion is always the best route to a compatible environment…. No matter the venue. It’s an unfortunate day, when we withhold situations from our Spouses, not to mention the potential marital issues likely to arise from being dishonest or deceitful.

Then, of course, there is our relationship with God. Are we holding back “anything” from God? We can make claims of serving Him, but fail to serve others. We can claim to love Our Savior, but fail to love our neighbor. We can say we are sorry to God… yet we fail to repent for our sinfulness. We seek His forgiveness, yet we fail to forgive those who have offended us. We fail to change. We fail to surrender. We fail to be patient, and fail to Glorify to God. Are we holding-back?

Let us remember… in… Revelations 2:4 – It is said…But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. ‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place– unless you repent.…

We should ‘think twice’ before holding-back... from God.

…Blessings…cjlb… 1/6/17  

Hold-Backs: In the auto industry… the manufacturers have what is known as a “holdback.” It is a certain amount of dollars that is held-back from the dealer, as an incentive for the dealer to sell a certain amount of vehicles… during a certain time-frame. If the sales are not made according to the required criteria… than the hold-back is not given.

Do we … as employees, spouses, friends… or co-workers… “Hold-Back?” Do we have a hidden agenda…. which is only revealed, maybe then… even partially… when we think the time is ripe, or appropriate…maybe not ever.

Are we being selfish on purpose? Or, are we being deceitful? Sometimes, we might hold back the “extra abilities, or skills, that we process, hoping that we can yield a better profit on them at a later date. Are we giving what our employers are paying for? Our employer deserves the full benefit of “all of our skills and talents.”  Employers pay for all that we know, or all that we are capable of doing.

Think of the impact in the sports industry…if the players…held-back?  Fewer homeruns, fewer touchdowns, fewer baskets… or goals.  And sooner, than later… few dollars in your pocket.

If you think that you should be paid more for certain skills, time, or expertise… which was not part of the originally negotiated employment agreement… then you have only to bring the discrepancy to their attention; and accept his decision… otherwise, you always have the option of resigning.

If we feel “short-changed” then… that too… should not be HELD-BACK. An ‘open and honest’ discussion is always the best route to a compatible environment…. No matter the venue. It’s an unfortunate day, when we withhold situations from our Spouses, not to mention the potential marital issues likely to arise from being dishonest or deceitful.

Then, of course, there is our relationship with God. Are we holding back “anything” from God? We can make claims of serving Him, but fail to serve others. We can claim to love Our Savior, but fail to love our neighbor. We can say we are sorry to God… yet we fail to repent for our sinfulness. We seek His forgiveness, yet we fail to forgive those who have offended us. We fail to change. We fail to surrender. We fail to be patient, and fail to Glorify to God. Are we holding-back?

Let us remember… in… Revelations 2:4 – It is said…But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. ‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place– unless you repent.…

We should ‘think twice’ before holding-back... from God.

…Blessings…cjlb… 1/6/17  

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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