Adorning the Gospel at Work
Adorning the Gospel at Work

A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost, he lowers the balloon further and shouts, "Excuse me. Can you help me? I promised my friend I would meet him half an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man below says, "Yes, you are 30 feet above the ground; between 40 & 42 degrees N latitude and between 58 & 60 degrees W. longitude."

"You must be an engineer," says the balloonist.

"I am," replies the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct but I have no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I am still lost."

The man below says, "You must be a manager"

"I am," replies the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," says the man below, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met but now it is somehow my fault."

It’s easy to become bitter toward a boss. It’s easy to complain about him, to badmouth her to other workers, to intentionally not do your work while his back is turned or to steal from the company.  But the problem is that the day you signed up to work for that company, the first day you came to the job, you came as a preacher.

AuthorPastor Josh Crockett
CategoriesFrom the Pulpit