Empowerment, Faith, Family

Truth & Expectation

This week I’m conducting employee evaluations and before I begin going over the evaluation the first thing I do is explain that I am a hard evaluator because I have expectations. There is a standard on which I am evaluating the person. For work the expectation aligns with the 4 areas: communication, documentation, professionalism and skills. If the person does their job without being prompted and they do it well, they met my expectation. There was nothing above and beyond what I already expected from “my people” because I already have a high standard of what I expect.

Again, that is all explained prior to going over the evaluation so when they see the 3 for “met expectation” they know they did what was expected of them. Throughout their months of employment they were reminded of the expectations and the purpose behind why they were hired.

They turn in a self-evaluation as well. In the past, I’ve had an employee state that they did complete their documentation or they did meet with their mentees. I’m not denying that there is truth in that, but there is also the expectation.

God’s Word is Truth. So if there is a disagreement of what is right or wrong, turn to God’s Word. Even when turning to the Word there can be a difference of opinion on what the Word says. It’s about the expectation and standard. Do we read God’s Word holding it to our expectation of what He is asking or do we look at what His expectation of our walk looks like?

What is the standard? How do we know what the “true” Truth is? The right expectation to have of what our actions should be?

JESUS SET THE STANDARD. He set the bar for what we should model.

If God were going to evaluate you based on The Word, and it doesn’t have to be the entire Bible, pick from Life’s Instruction Manual. . . Faith? Prayer life? Tithe? Using Your Gifts? Treat Others as You Want to Be Treated? Love?

Before God evaluates you, do a self-eval….are you meeting the expectations or are you just trying to convince yourself you can check a box “done”?

Empowerment, Faith

Love Unfathomable

Have you ever read or heard a scripture and in that moment it just sunk in a way like never before? This morning I read a scripture and man, my mind was beyond blown away that I cannot even fathom the love that God really has for us. It reminds me of when someone has a child pass away and we think to ourselves, “I can’t even imagine what that feels like.”

God loves us so much that he gave, not by force, but just willingness, gave US, sinners, people that are not perfect, that are defiant, that have to be in control, that give in to fleshy things, GAVE US, his ONLY, ONLY, there is none other like Him, his ONLY Son. I have two kids, and there is NO WAY that I see myself just giving my kid’s life up for other people, ungrateful people, people that I know will not cherish the life and the sacrifice. It’s not going to happen. But God did that and when I look around at how we behave as people through these generations, it’s just . . . .WOW!

I’m not saying that I’m perfect, and reading this scripture hits me even harder to realize that I am nowhere near perfect or even a close image of what God is looking for. Even when I scale it down, if someone I didn’t know needed a kidney would I be able to give it to them? I can live with only one kidney, life will be different, but I will live. I still don’t know that I could do that. For someone I love, yes I can see myself doing that, but for someone that I do not know, I am not so willing. If God can sacrifice His Son to turn me from an enemy to a friend, I definitely have some cleaning up in my life to do. There is nothing greater than love, God’s love, not to sacrifice pride, fear, control over what has been done in the past to move on to something more promising for the future.

We must learn to forgive, to set boundaries, but to love each other and live out the promise that was given to us.

 Romans 5:6-11 ERV

6 Christ died for us when we were unable to help ourselves. We were living against God, but at just the right time Christ died for us. 7 Very few people will die to save the life of someone else, even if it is for a good person. Someone might be willing to die for an especially good person. 8 But Christ died for us while we were still sinners, and by this God showed how much he loves us.

9 We have been made right with God by the blood sacrifice of Christ. So through Christ we will surely be saved from God’s anger. 10 I mean that while we were God’s enemies, he made friends with us through his Son’s death. And the fact that we are now God’s friends makes it even more certain that he will save us through his Son’s life. 11 And not only will we be saved, but we also rejoice right now in what God has done for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is because of Jesus that we are now God’s friends.

Empowerment, Faith

Your Sense Of Peace.

When you start to let go and get rid of the clutter that’s in your life. Stop holding on to things and stuff that you simply can not handle and take care of the things that you can handle. You will find a sense of peace over your life. Because you will start to realize that you are letting go and letting God take care of what you couldn’t in the first place.

Hope everybody had a great Monday. If not, hope you had a good Monday. If not good and your reading this, at least your able to Thank God because you made it through this day. #ImpactOvaSuccess #ImpactLiving #FaithWalk  #ConsistenlyConfident