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.

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.”

Philippians 3:12-15

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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