“To get a head in business, you can’t be totally honest,” my boss in the body shop explained when he charged a customer for a new part, but installed used. He ruined his Christian testimony with the employees that saw what he did on a consistent basis.
I’ve worked with people that would lie, cheat, backstab, and take credit for other employee’s accomplishments because they wanted to get a promotion or simply to keep someone else from getting one. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. It created a stressful environment.
It certainly is a dog-eat-dog world. Yet God expects Christians to act differently. He wants us to be honest in business and He will bring the increase. He expects us to put others first. In other words, He wants us to quit scratching and clawing to get ahead, but rather trust in Him.
Oh, and He wants us to ask Him and not make demands. The dog-eat-dog mentality is to state one’s case and demand a raise or promotion. God doesn’t bless that attitude. He wants to bless, but cannot bless the worldly “wisdom” taught by so many.
The thought is to depend on God, not on my schemes and strategies.
“Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2.
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