Hey hey heeey…
Good Monday Morning efamily. It’s a pleasure reporting live from Lagos. (It’s not like I just got here o. Lol)
Hope your weekend was great?
While reading my Bible, I figured that not everyone has pleasant experiences with their bosses, or people in authority.
This might not even be at your job, but anywhere. So, what do we do when our boss doesn’t like us?
How do we handle it when we feel constantly picked on?
1 Peter 2: 18-21
Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps.
I love this part- For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is CONSCIOUS OF GOD.
It might not be easy, but this means that we’re to always act like we’re working for God, even if an authority is harsh.
I have a friend who didn’t get along with her school fellowship patron. She wasn’t the only one that had issues with the man and she said that he was not supposed to be in their business as the Patron. Their fellowship is a youth fellowship, but to her, he had turned it to a Church with rules and regulations which didn’t allow them act free in God’s presence.
She used to be really mad about it and was quick to talk about him harshly, but God taught her and asked her to stop.
He might be difficult, but that doesn’t stop him from being the head of her fellowship. She must serve like she’s serving God.
She contemplated leaving the fellowship, but she wasn’t there for man in the first place; she was there for God.
I’m not saying we should let people treat us like trash just because they have authority over us.
I’m saying we ought to know the boundaries.
Speaking evil about someone isn’t the answer. God will not approve of it even though the authority is harsh.
I’ve been reading about David lately and I’m amazed at the guy. I think you should read about he and Saul if you’re having a hard time with a Boss or an authority.
Even after David was anointed as the next king, Saul remained on the throne.
Haha. How many of us can take it?
‘Do you know who I am?’ Will be our favorite phrase after being anionted.
With David, I’ve learned that even though you’re anointed, it doesn’t mean you’re ready for the throne.
I’d have liked David to immediately become King after Samuel anionted him, but God knew better.
David was moving from cave to cave ‘under anointing’ and God saw all of that. When we describe him as a man after God’s own heart, we should know that humility got him that name.
Saul, who ought to have loved David HATED him and tried his best to kill him. If they told him David was hiding in one cave, he’d leave his throne, take soldiers with him to go and kill David.
And when you ask, what did David do to deserve it?
Simple answer- He killed a Giant.
So, now that your boss dislikes you because you’ve killed a giant, be encouraged by David’s story.
Continue to serve like God is the Boss you see.
You’d be tempted to ‘give the person a piece of your mind’.
You’d be tempted to quit when God says remain there.
You’d be tempted to question if God asked you to be there in the first place.
Be tempted, but remain like David who had the sweet opportunity to kill Saul but didn’t.
David said he cannot kill the Lord’s anointed.
How can the Lord’s anointed say he can’t kill the Lord’s anointed?
Hmm, that’s something to think about.
Let’s keep serving like we’re serving God; because the truth is- it’s Him we’re actually serving, not man.
I know I’d have to read this post often, to remind myself that what people do to me doesn’t matter as much as how I react to their actions.
Have a great week ahead.
I’d be nice to connect with you on Social Media. I’ve been sharing short videos everyday since the 1st of July on my journey of writing a book. And I’d keep sharing till the book is out.
So, if you want more ‘gist’ about LETTERS TO OUR FATHERS, you can check my Instagram. I’m still learning how to use Facebook and Twitter effectively. Lol.
It comes out this month, so please, anticipate!
My birthday is this month, and my birthday gift is simple- get at least one friend to read LETTERS TO OUR FATHERS when it’s out.