Worst Boss Of The Year

“Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.”

I Timothy 6:1 

I have had many bosses in my life and some I loved and there were others I despised. I can say that I have had my share of arguments with some, and I had to go back and make things right. I began to realize that God had placed these people in my life to shape and mold me according to His will. 

I was doing a Bible study and it had an assignment for me I did not like. The assignment was to make things right with someone whom you had wronged or been bitter against. I immediately knew what I had to do and God put the person’s image square in my head. It was an old boss who had tormented me and caused me nightmares. He was much like Jekyll and Hyde and for each good day we had, we were bound to have several that were equally bad. I would often allow myself to get angry and my heart swelled with hate and bitterness. I despised every day that I would see his face, and I tried to avoid him at all costs. I was not the Christian he needed to see, and I strove with him demanding my own personal rights. 

Several weeks passed by as I was attending a baseball game with my son. We were walking out of the stadium when I ran smack dab into my old boss. We exchanged the usual awkward greetings and parted ways. I tried to run from the Bible study exercise but God would not allow me to forget. I reached out to my old boss and apologized for the way I treated him and my poor attitude. He graciously forgave me and stated he always admired my cheerful demeanor. I can’t recall a lot of days where I had a cheerful demeanor, but I appreciated the kind words. 

My boss knew I was a Christian because I told him, but a lot of my actions towards him were not Christlike. I sought to right the wrongs committed against me instead of being meek and lowly in heart. My actions did not point my boss to Christ, and I did not honor him as I should have. I am convicted by this verse, and I strive not to bring reproach unto my God. 

Is the name of God blasphemed due to your actions toward your boss? Are you one that honors your boss or does your boss cringe when they have to speak to you? May we get past our rights and see the big picture of eternity. May we bring honor to those whom God has put over us, and may our boss be won to Christ. 

Stay in the Fight!

1 Comment

  1. Nancy Willprecht on 02/20/2023 at 2:45 pm

    As usual, Saso, right on

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