“Walk straight, act right, tell the truth.” Psalm 15.2
Knowing something from a distance is very different from experiencing it first hand.
Working for multiple bosses can be a fun experience, it can also be a living hell. Working through issues when all of them are involved at the same time frequently turns into a dream experience. Which signal takes precedence on the fly? Which boss to you chose to share your observations? Do you worry about which side people believe you are on?
Ethics in today’s corporate culture are often not terribly important. Clearly one does not want to be caught in the open wearing blatant lies, however if nobody knows then is there an issue? What if, during a conference call, one of your bosses accepts or encourages the misleading statement?
Yesterday brought all questions into the center light. Flanked by two, with another two on the telephone, peers all around, and my refusal to do something in question. The proposed way out is to just lie and passively resist. Passive resistance is, almost by definition, the art of saying one thing and then never doing what you promised you would do.
My solution is, and was, to walk straight, act right, and tell the truth.
I wish I could say there were no caveats. I wish I could say that I believed everyone clearly understood what I said and did not say. I wish I knew everyone was listening to each other. I wish I could say that everyone on the call followed David’s psalm.
I cannot because they do not.
At times, I wonder what the point of all this is. Then I walk and I know. The power of the experience is in living the journey. The impact of one’s life on another is always more than we know.
So today is a choice. Do I follow this path or not?
I don’t know because this decision is an act of faith. Do I trust God and His word?
Do I want to rest in Him?
It’s our choice to make.