I work part time at a store that I really like. I really like the people there. It is a good team. We do well in spite of the people who are at the corporate headquarters. They recently changed their payroll system and based on past performance, we all figured this would be a royal mess. Well, true to form, the instructions to sign up with the new system were nearly impossible to decipher. The website was user hostile. There were multiple logins that had to be created. Today I was informed that it did not work and they blamed me.
The corporate people told the managers to take me off of the schedule and if I did not get the information in that I had already filled out on line in by Friday, they essentially were going to terminate me.
I did not react well to that email. I am still not reacting well to that email.
So what is a believer to do? You do what you are asked to do. You are blamed for the system not working. You are not valued as a person. You are punished for their mistakes. You are pushed out of the organization. How does a believer respond to this?
Even with seven hours of listening to the Word, I did not and am not responding well. I know the relevant passages. I know I am supposed to be under obligation to fools, Romans 1:14. I know that I am supposed to do everything I do for the sake of the gospel, 1 Corinthians 9:23, and I am pretty sure these people are not believers. I know Colossians 3:17, and 23.
I am still mad.
I will probably fill out their stupid papers.