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“It’s time for your annual job evaluation,” my boss announced. “Here you go. Fill it out and we will review it together.”

Answering questions on my own job evaluation creates a quandary. I want to give myself the highest ratings possible, I think I am doing very well. However, my boss may not think so. Therefore, I should rate good, but not too good. I have to ask myself, “If I had to deal with me, would I like dealing with me?” Should I mention negative things? Maybe the boss doesn’t realize them.

Later, we would discuss the questions and answers. The bosses I had that were fair would bring up good things as well as improvements they would like to see. Sometimes they would reward me with a raise. Then the evaluation would go in my file.

It seems we humans can remember negative stuff without a problem. Perhaps, good things should go in the file, too. I mean besides the annual job evaluation form. God doesn’t need a file to be reminded of things. He mentioned the book of remembrance so that we can feel assured that we are not forgotten.

I wonder how it would go if I had to fill out a “job evaluation” with God today. What would go in my file?

“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.” Malachi 3:16.

© copyright Kevin T Boekhoff