A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Good News and Bad News
If you have had more than three jobs in your lifetime, you know the difference between a good boss and a bad boss. A bad boss is the one that drives you crazy, makes you want to not come into the office, and keeps you looking for a new job. A good boss is the one that drives you crazy but also reminds you that you are all on the same side, trying to accomplish the same goals and tries to make the job a place you don’t mind coming to. One of my favorite bosses was great because she hated bad news. She never wanted to get it, and she certainly didn’t want to deliver it. It was because she hated bad news that she came up with what she called the high note system
The high note system was as simple as it was wonderful. Simply put she never wanted to leave anything on a low note. If there was bad news, she always would deliver it and then talk about the bright side or the next opportunity, so that we didn’t dwell on the bad, but ended on a high note. This high note system was also how she wanted us to deliver information to her. She never ignored bad news, but when it had to be delivered, it was our job, and hers, to find the upside, the next opportunity, or the way forward that didn’t let us dwell on what was negative but to move forward to the positive.
Over time I came to realize that my boss had not come up with this system on her own. I am pretty sure she got it from the Lord. Jesus was never pie in the sky while he walked the earth. He pointed the good, the bad and the ugly of life when he saw it, but he never let people dwell there. He wanted his disciples to see the realities of situations but to never dwell on the negative but to move towards the positive. Even today, Jesus reminds us that there may be trouble in the world but that we should not be discouraged. We should not let the problems of the world get us down, knock us out or hold us back. No matter what the world is throwing at you, don’t dwell on it or stay in it because no matter what the world throws at you our Savior has overcome the world.