Still true. I am grateful to have survived 30 years of hospital nursing. I am so glad I am not there now. I pray for all who are faithfully serving on the front lines of this pandemic.
I worked from the time I was 16 until I retired (the second time … I was so used to working, the first retirement didn’t last …). I always had a boss.
Some were wonderful. They taught me, put up with my immaturity and mistakes, and nurtured me. I thank God for them. Their influence lives on in me today.
Some bosses were not wonderful. I learned who I did not want to be. I saw abuse of power, lying, cover ups, pay backs for what was seen as a lack of loyalty, unmerciful hazing and at times preventing people from retiring with benefits after years of working. Those bosses gave me opportunities to learn forgiveness.
When I retired, I suddenly realized I was unsupervised. I did not have to set a clock. I could more easily control my own schedule. I could participate in new things. I could refuse to do things I did not want to do. I was free!
I said to God, “Looks like it’s just You and me. You are my supervisor.”
He smiled and said, “I always have been!”
I know I work for God now. Sometimes He gets me up early. Sometimes we sleep in. He gives me assignments. Some I love. Some I don’t. But He puts up with my grumbling and nudges me to grow a little more. He forgives me. He never lies or deceives. And He has set me on a course guaranteed to get me a promotion. I am so blessed.
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”