I worry at work. I don’t worry about doing it right, I am quite confident that there are those who know I lot more than I do who are worried about the transactions being processed the “right” way. I worry about why we do things. I worry about our client awareness and how our action impacts her or his business and what he or she wants to say to us. I want us to be able to listen with open hearts and minds, and act.
Knowing a client’s response, the highs and lows, good comments and critical, can provide an edge for those wanting to win. Yet the listening only happens if one knows there is an alternative to being “right”. I can show you statistics, refer to books, yet each is dismissed as not applying to our business if one is not open to alternatives. It is as if the principle of “customer happiness and satisfaction” doesn’t apply! Once one starts down this path I have yet to find the word or example that will pull one into a space with options, it is always a choice; just a choice.
When I think of God there is two things I worry about. Perhaps they are not the normal ones but they are mine. First, I worry about the filter I look towards God through. Is it the filter of mercy, acceptance, and love? If not, it is unlikely that I will ever see God completely or accurately. Second, I worry about my choice. Will I let my self dictate the answer? If so, “I” desperately wants to win over community.
The story could be Jesus answer to the critics. “You decide according to what you can see and touch. I don't make judgments like that. But even if I did, my judgment would be true because I wouldn't make it out of the narrowness of my experience but in the largeness of the One who sent me, the Father.” (John 8.15, 16)
God, give me the courage to see you and to make “the” choice.
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