I have a bit of issues in the office, and given that everything is happening at the same time, it’s been a very stressful time for me.
Two of my staff share the responsibility of monitoring our inventory. One is a manager while the other is a 22 year old junior.
Unfortunately, they have not been doing a good job. Unbeknownst to me, the manager has been short-cutting some of the controls, misplacing documents, and doing a sideline apart from her main work. Hence, given her sloppy work, they are afraid that they’ve lost a lot of items from the vault.
My husband wanted to not charge the junior personnel. “Why should we even charge her if her superior couldn’t manage her well?”
The junior personnel was one of our first hires. When we gave both of them the responsibility of managing the store vault, we ensured that they knew that they had to be careful and conscious with what they’re doing since they are directly responsible for the items and will be charged for any items lost.
It’s just unfortunate that her superior is burara (disorganized). As monkey see, monkey do, if the leader is unsystematic, the junior is as well.
But how can we punish one but not the other?
That evening, the Bible verse went to a chapter that indicates we should have no favoritism. It was James 2.
So I open the Bible again that night and the chapter was about no favoritism and to seek advice from others.
On the third day, I ask advice from my mentor and her staff and they were very helpful on pointing me to the right direction on what I needed to do.
By this time, I have verbally hired three replacements for the vacuum that is coming. So the problem isn’t as worse as before. But I doubt myself a little bit.
On that fourth evening, I open my bible and it goes to James 1:1:
Trials and Temptations
2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,a whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
The Lord is indeed very good. He is overseeing all things. Even in times of trouble, He is still in control. And there is always something He wants you to learn, that is why He exposes us to problems.
So even though I now have many problems, I have faith that it will be okay. I have peace in my heart. I will bury my head to work and fix them one by one, looking at God for guidance.
How about you? Do you have problems today? Have you sought him for guidance? I hope my true story gives you hope that He is in control and He will make sure everything is okay if you seek Him.