God’s People Do Not Cry for Salary Increment.
More than ever before, the activities of trade unions and labour unions are taking heavy grip on fighting for the rights of workers, and people are eager to be part of the union so that they can bebefit from the CBA (collective bargaining agreement).
Now I don’t have any issues with COTTU and all the unions that are outside there to to see that the workers’ welfare is catered for. As far as secular conflict resolutions are Concerned, they are worthy arbiters and I don’t for once despise their efforts on salary increment and ensuring a robust pension plan. They have their space, let them try doing what they can. With all that safety gear, I once more say that, “God’s people do not cry for Salary Increment!”
So what do God’s people do instead?
KJV Genesis 39:3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
Joseph while serving in the house of Potiphar, stood out and Potiphar, a pagan, realised that the LORD was with him and that everything he touched prospered. He was promoted extremely to the extent that Potiphar lost track of anything in the house. He needed no audit report, Joseph showed that he was to be trusted with everything. So what was the result?
KJV Genesis 39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
So number one: God’s people do not cry for salary increment because their diligent work qualifies them for greater opportunity. Given a chance, they perfom in such a way that their employers do not want to lose them.
“Big jobs goes to those who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.”—Theodore Roosevelt.
KJV Exodus 12:36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
The Israelites Having served Egyptians for more than four centuries, the time for them to depart out of Egypt came after the death of firstborns. Having contributed to the wealth of Egypt, if fairness and Equity was exercised, they deserved a treasure, but this, the proud imperialists were hitherto reluctant to give. COTTU could have come in handy to help them out of this conundrum. So how did they go about?
KJV Exodus 12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
The Egyptians gave anything they required. God can make your stubborn employer considerate.
Number two: God’s people do not cry for salary increments because they do their honest part and then give God a chance to do what they cannot do—soften their employees heart to be Considerate.
KJV Daniel 6:3-4 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Here was a man completely meticulous. Daniel being made the highest official during the reign of King Darius, proved himself a moral vertebrate. He had jealous and unscrupulous men who wanted his downfall. Concerning the Policies, procedures and compliance, they found nothing against him. Imagine a man completely innocent after being secretly audited? What a contrast with the employees of today who tremble when visited by an auditor. Daniel could not be found with offense concerning any of the royal duties. So what did the men; determined and non-conforming do?
KJV Daniel 6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
Concerning his job ID, Daniel was diligent. The power hungry men could only find an occasion against Daniel if they did anything that infringed his faith. Having developed a great relationship with his redeemer, Daniel proved that His spirituality was not a matter of taste and preference, but an enduring principle. Serving with an unkind Cabinet, he proved Himself a man blameless and he survived any human device, even the starving Lions proved reformers in his presence.
Number three: God’s people do not cry for Salary Increment because their meticulous performance of assigned duties and unwavering fidelity to God, make their appraisal top notch. They get promoted to the extent that when promoted again, they become the employer or new Job IDs and job descriptions must be created for them!
As a child of GOD, do your work and let God be the one to fight your battles. Today the World is burdened with unfaithful employees who cannot be trusted with anything, but who will be on the Streets to fight for “our rights”—the rights they don’t deserve. May such not be found among us.