Monday, January 19, 2009

Who's the Boss?

"The boss wants to see you." Those six words can inflame an ulcer quicker than a chili-cheese dog with onions. "The boss wants to see you" could mean anything from a boost in salary to -- well, a boost! Why are people so afraid of the big bad boss?

Some see the boss as someone who holds the reigns on their career. Others try to win the boss' approval with kind words, insincere compliments, and fake smiles. Even if they don't particularly like their boss, they are afraid of losing a job, a raise, or a promotion, so they either cater to a boss they don't respect or change jobs.

For the believer in Christ, there is a better way to live while on the clock. Change bosses. Isn't that the same as changing jobs? Nope. You can change bosses without having to change jobs. Don't consult your employee policy manual. It's not in there. It IS, however, in your Book of Instructions and Beliefs for Life on Earth (B-I-B-L-E).

On any job for any company in any country, you can still work for the same boss. You can work for this boss at home, at school, in a factory, in a store, on an assembly line or in an executive office. As a committed Christian, your true boss, no matter who signs your check, is Jesus Christ.

Don't be surprised. Jesus is who you truly work for. Every time the Bible refers to Jesus as "Lord" it is implying that He is the boss. We should live our lives and do our jobs as unto a way that pleases our ultimate Boss.

"Servants, respectfully obey your earthly masters but always with an eye to obeying the real master, Christ. Don't just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartily, as Christ's servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you're really serving God" (Ephesians 6:5-7, The Message).

Before I go, I have good news for you. The Boss wants to see you.

Nobody gives "raises" like our Boss -- Just ask Lazarus!
Perry Crisp

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