Faith Without Action

I deem myself a Christian, but I also question clichés Christian folks make.

Conversing with a lady and the scenario of her situation was she is being mistreated on her job of twenty-five years,having to take on responsibilities for her co-workers duties and expected to have all her projects completed on time as well.

She made the remark: “I’m not going to complain, because God is going to give me my reward in heaven.” I thought, what the ham and cheese (to put it nicely)!

You are telling me God has no desire for you to prosper or have rewards on earth? I truly disagree!

I understand being patient and doing what you have to do when on a job, but when is enough, enough. I don’t understand why we as Christian are taught to just wait and take whatever is thrown your way. My opinion that is not biblical. The bible clear reads: “faith without works (action) is dead”.

This is total lack of knowledge. In a lot of cases we as Christians do whatever the preacher says instead of reading the word for ourselves to know if he/she is misquoting the bible. The bible also clearly reads: “study to show thyself approved”.

I have been on the band wagon of ignorance before, but not anymore.

I have learned in the past year to stand up for myself, especially if I feel I am been mistreated. I defend myself decently and in order, you do not have to be irate to get your point across.

You can not just sit and wait for something to happen, the bible also reads:”God gives you the power (ability) to get wealth”. You can not just go to work and sit at home and expect anything to happen if you do not apply yourself.

Bottomline: I have never met a rich person that sat at home and did nothing and became wealthy. You have to put faith with action.

All this to say is there is a time and place for everything. As a Christian, I do not believe you have to be mistreated or abused and think that if God wants me out he will move on my behalf.

I do not believe it works that way.

I leave you with this thought:” If you are believing to win the lottery and you have not purchased a ticket, how do you expect to win?

Selah!

TWENTY-SIX AND COUNTING

What do you do as a fifty-four year old and have been working for a company for over twenty-five years and have no retirement benefits?

This question came up in a conversation and it’s one that will make you go hummmmm!!!

She is college educated and doesn’t even make $32K a year. Yes, she knows every area of the company and whenever she got promoted the money never changed. She has only had three raises in twenty-five years.

It’s very frustrating when someone else comes in and their beginning salary is higher than yours and you performed the same job.

So, whats a girl to do?

Does she take a leap of faith and pursue another job or stay?

On a positive note, if I didn’t know of others at or over the fifty mark that have ventured out to pursue other careers I would say stay. The truth of the matter, it depends where you want to go and what you want to do.

This I do know, you can’t think this is the end. There is always someone willing to hire for experience . I believe you have to stay positive and know that whatever is for you is for you.

We all have purpose.

Maybe it’s time to take the plung….become your own boss and start your own business.

Just a thought…Selah!!!

Launching To Higher Heights

I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend. I never realized that we were so indifferent to certain things in life. I’ve finally analyzed this conversation…just because you don’t understand the purpose of one’s life does not mean their course in life is evil or wrong.

I shared with her that I wanted to work for a movie studio.

Her response was: That career path is not of God. It puzzled me! You see, some christians are sometimes too deep for their own being. I can have a relationship with God and work for a movie studio. If that’s the case why does any Christian works.

My analogy: we live on this earth and in order to survive this journey in most cases it will consist of working. My working for a movie studio has nothing to do with my spiritual connection with God.

I have always had the desire to be in that field (not necessarily an actress, but if the opportunity arise I’ll happily accept the offer) to work behind the scenes. Working behind the scenes will still make me apart of any production created.

What she fail to realize is that we all are different and uniquely made. Your desires may not be like mine and vise versa. I like a Range Rover you may like an Explorer, but that does not make your choice evil or wrong.

“My point is what’s for me is for me”.

So many years I have allowed people to make decisions and choices for me and now that I’m older and wiser I feel I’ve missed out on so many opportunities, because I did not make the choices I desired.

Now I have taken full charge of my life and others are having a hard time adjusting to my choices and for some reason feels that I think I’m better than them. No! I have just chosen to launch and fly to higher heights.

“I have left the nest”.

Bottom line: If you desire to be an actress, baker, chef, manager etc. the choice is yours. Don’t let others dictate your life or discourage you from pursuing your hearts desires. You choose today your life path, it is never too late. Selah!!!

 

Get the Heck Out!

Sometimes when I write I’m usually speaking from experience or going through a little rough path in life.

So yesterday and today I started out complaining about a certain situation and I came across some notes in my journal.

complaining to me means you have a reference point for something better that you would prefer but you are unwilling to take the risk of creating.

Jack Canfield

The circumstances you complain about are situations you can change, but you have chosen not to.

If you find yourself in a situation you don’t like either work at it to make it better or get the heck out. Also don’t listen to the negative words that some may send your way for example: “Your too old”; There are no jobs available; and I love this one “you may not make what you’re making now”…LOL! you dang Skippy! I’m positive I’ll start out with more than what I’m making considering I haven’t received a raise and it’s been five years.

So today I have to take my own advice. I have been complaining about my present job for the past five years and I have decided to stop complaining and do something. I have my plan in motion and have set my deadline…………….I am getting the heck out!

A New Year comes with New Beginnings.

Selah!

The Next Move

Through stages in life making changes for the better sometimes there is risk. You wonder if the career change will be better, especially if you are in a comfort zone.

I believe change is good. Talking with a friend today and I told her I’ve been on my job five years and no increase and that I have decided to move on.

Her reply: Why would you leave a job after that long to pursue something new? A job is a job and besides you are not young.

Nope!

I believe if you are in a position and you have not been advanced or given a salary increase within five years it truly is time to pursue new opportunities.

I believe I am an infinite being and the age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am. I know that no matter my age or race what the creator has purposed for my life will manifest.

So, I am a firm believer that you are never to old to learn nor too old to make a career change.

Selah!