Doing the right thing, at the right time?

” Why would God make us so different, if he wanted us to be the same?”

” I don’t think all religions can be all bad, or all good.”

Hey guys.

Those are quotes from the movie, ” SAVED!” which I am sure I will get some slack for even mentioning here. I will be called a hypocrite for watching it and blah blah blah.

I liked the movie.

I could relate to Mary. But that isn’t the point of this blog, so I will move on.

I am talking about the bible verse:

Phillipians 4:8, “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

See, something I learned recently was its great to do the right thing, and that is what God expects of us, but the secret He didn’t tell us was, the right thing doesn’t always mean the majority will agree.

Sometimes being someone that steps out on a limb, while everyonelse stays in place, makes it worse for you.

I am not saying this to depress you, I am speaking the truth because I learned my lesson recently.

I am going back to school in August; finishing my degree so I can be closer to becoming a teacher.

I never realized how many risks would be involved.

I emailed my district manager, and told her what my plans in August would be; I told her it was not official, because I didn’t even know what the tuition costs would be.
Little did I know, she took it very official, as if I would be leaving in a week!

They sat me down and said there was a new person to take my place, and that would give me three weeks.

Something I did that I thought showed such integrity, was my ultimate downfall!

I ask WHY, but it doesn’t really do any good. I just gotta live and learn.

Doing the right thing, is the right thing, but the right thing must be done, at the right time.

Others have told me that timing is the biggest factor in terms of doing the right thing.

You can’t be in a store, and see a child next to you and assume that the mother left him there lost, and walk him to the customer service.
You have to wait a few minutes, listen for the mother calling him, and watch the childs face expression, is he just wandering or is he afraid?

You would be thinking you were doing the right thing; but what if the mother was on the other side of the aisle, and saw you taking her child by the hand away? It could get personal lol.

Next time I will know no matter what, the system has a way of doing things, policies and what not, it is generally my fault that I lost my position earlier than I expected.

Think of this. Stop, Drop, Roll is the way you put out a fire so to keep one from starting….Stop, Listen, and then take action. I mean this in social terms.

Have a good one.

3 thoughts on “Doing the right thing, at the right time?

  1. You are so right. I truly believe the Lord will bless you for your integrity. I’m going through a bit of a change myself. I should be graduating in December, but the past three weeks have changed everything. My company just sold and is eliminating every job by the end of the year and student reimbursement will stop, and I tripled my degrees so my funds have run out. Timing: While my world seems to be crumbling, I know God is taking care of it all. I know what I am called to do, but I’ve been doing everything in my own timing…as if I have ANY control. All I can say right now is…He’s got it all under control.

    I pray that you be led by Him in every step you begin to take. I pray for divine appointments for you and incomprehensible peace. You’re not alone!

    ps…I loved the bumper sticker!

  2. I very much like what you wrote. You know, I think it is especially interesting when things appear to fall apart or seem like horrible timing then later you look back and are just in awe of how it was really God’s perfect timing. My husband and I are going through a lot of changes in our lives that have brought us to a place where we can’t do anything but trust that God’s timing is perfect. I like that you talk about doing God’s will sometimes makes things harder for us. God has really impressed upon me that following him as a woman is very countercultural. I want to be what God wants me to be and that could be very countercultural (but then you read my blog so you know that I guess 🙂 Its something I am very excited about.

  3. hey i am a much older not necessarily wiser x-store owner and i would suggest maybe looking at things from your employer’s viewpoint…i do believe that is biblical!!! So actually you can look for the integrity in her decision to keep you on for three weeks…she didn’t need to do that…look at the position you have put her in and see where she obviously thinks very highly of you and wants to do the best she can for you, the new applicant…who may not have any other choices (like you do with school and teaching) and the company..which employs many many people…so it looks like the BIG picture might be pretty perfect even if it means some “inconveniences” along the way. We Thank Him in ALL THINGS!!! Just keep taking those “little steps” I’ll visit this site again to see how you are doing!!

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