Today’s true story is about the world we live in and how we are all connected through the choices and behaviors that we all share. I want to share with you a little about my life and how I see things around me.
I don’t ever believe in judging others; you know we all make mistakes, and when do wrong things in our life, and when we make mistakes we can be forgiven through a repentance process, this is a real blessing, and if we genuinely repent, we will never do that wrong again, and the person that we harm, we should make it right.
There is a difference between making a mistake from doing your job and doing something that affects a person’s livelihood. If we steal, we should ask for forgiveness, return the item, and make a wrong right.
A prophet of God shared what True repentance is;
“True repentance is not only sorrow for sins and humble penitence and contrition before God, but it involves the necessity of turning away from them, a discontinuance of all evil practices and deeds, a thorough reformation of life, a vital change from evil to good, from vice to virtue, from darkness to light. Not only so, but to make restitution so far as possible for all the wrongs that we have done, to pay our debts and restore to God and man their rights, which is due them from us for this is true repentance.
I love God with all my heart, and I truly desire that the people of this world would understand that we are living in the last few years (decades) leading up to Christ 2nd coming and there will be many things that will take place before that time arrives.
When you often share the truth as written in the bible, people will shrug it off as it is just your opinion. They don’t care! The only way we can understand the real truth is through prayer and studying the scriptures.
Hosea Chapter 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
As I believe we need to pray in all that we do, for if we don’t pray, how can we have a relationship with God.
I understand that none of us are perfect, but as children of God, we should hold ourselves to a much higher standard.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44
In Matthew chapter 7:1-2
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what Judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
I work for a manufacturing company in Ashland, Virginia, and recently there was an employee named Alvin that was fired.
When Alvin starts his day, he attacks the day; it’s like he is on a mission and goes after it. He is very responsive, and when he has a lot of work to do, he is focused on his job. He was an excellent employee; he had a silliness nature about him, told jokes, was often being silly, or just being friendly, funny, and an unusual trait to have when we live in an evil world.
Alvin, well, his job was a bit different than the rest of us. He would work across the street, sorting out parts and materials that would be shipped by freight, and it did not matter if it was 10 degrees outside or 100 degrees; they had him outside working in all kinds of conditions. But it was Alvin’s job, and he did it well.
It seems like it was about ten years ago, Alvin set up the cardboard with the words Bikini Contest, I don’t remember the exact words, of course, this was Alvin being silly and just doing what he could to make others smile.
From what I understand, two employees decided to complain about something that Alvin had done, and the results were he was fired.
Alvin was different and would often be silly and would do anything to make one laugh, for he did that well.
Many of us at work don’t understand how and why a guy who doesn’t have a mean bone in his body can be fired and harshly treated. Unless there was an evil agenda behind it?
Alvin had in his area a sign that had KKK written down. It doesn’t fit his personality at all. I have no reason to Judge him, and due to the sensitive nature of the world that we live in, one of the owners even mentioned it, Alvin is a victim of the times we live in, so they fired him.
Did Alvin get fired for being silly or making a wrong decision? Was it so bad that Alvin would lose his job over it?
As a true Christian, I would take a moment and talk with Alvin to see if he was just being silly and find out why he wrote those words down. Or was it an evil plot against him merely because of Jay’s attitude. One can see here there was a lack of communication, and surely this could have been taken care of by following the commandments of God. We should love one another.
From what I understand, the words KKK was in his area for a very long time, and something happened that Jay decided to make a big deal out of it and show it to David.
I would have asked him to take it down, and due to the sensitive nature, I would ask him to let the others know that he just made an unfortunate error in judgment and that he was sorry. I have no idea why he wrote those words down, for I wish I could talk with him and get the real truth.
I can’t help it, but what if I were to post a large poster of Jesus Christ would I be told to take it down, and if I so, would I be fired if I said no.
I realize there is a difference. Just because others do bad things doesn’t mean we should judge someone else, we need to pray for them, for Alvin.
The nature of Man; many put others down to build themselves up. It doesn’t make it right, but it happens all the time. We as Christians must do better, for we are indeed the children of God.
In this case, there is a lot of Judgment and pointing fingers, one saying he felt threatened; Alvin is not that type of person.
Now, if he refused to take it down, then that is a different story. Most things can be solved with kindness and love, which often is lacking in the world that we live in. We are children of the light and should do all we can to show it, to make a difference in a world that needs us.
This story gets a bit deeper. There are two others involved: African American, we will call him David for this story, and the other works in the shipping department, I’ll call him Jay for this story.
The guy working for the shipping department would often lose his temper and slam and throw things as he got angry.
David comes to work late all the time, most likely more than 100 times a year. David can do no wrong, and they would never fire him. The truth is I don’t want to see anyone get fired, but I believe we all have a responsibility to do our job the best of our ability.
For the sake of this story, I have no idea why Jay decided to go after Alvin.
Was Alvin joking or what? These are questions I can not answer.
I do know that the scripture in the book of Timothy explains the exact times that we live.
2 Timothy 3: 1-4
1 This also know that in the last days, perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
When things like this happen, it truly makes me sad, for Alvin was a friend, a co-worker.
With the knowledge of the storm, we are about to face regarding prophecies’ fulfillment. I wish with all my heart that people could be more loving and thoughtful.
What happens when you Judge someone due to the circumstances of others or due to pressure from others who have an agenda.
So this article covers a lot, and it all boils down to staying in tune with the Lord Jesus Christ. Stay strong, pray often, and do something to become the light in a dark world.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Yes, there is such a thing as judging righteously. We can do that if we do that out of love and with compassion.
Matthew 7:12 – Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
I want the best for all people, we all make our own choices. Please remember we all get one chance at this that will affect us for all time and eternity. Let us love all people and pray for the world we live in.
Let us always pray in all that we do.
God Bless You!