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28: Perspective

It’s September again! If you’ve been following my blog, you would remember what I always write at the start of this month. Promotions, ratings & increases.

To help you recall, here are my stories for the past 2 years, September 2010September 2011.

What’s my story this time? Well, I didn’t get a promotion and I didn’t get a high rating. In short, I was okay. I wasn’t expecting a promotion and I wasn’t expecting a high rating. If you’ll know how our process works, you’ll understand why I wasn’t expecting at all.

Looking back in 2010, if God didn’t change my heart at that time on how I view promotions, positions and rewards, I would have felt really bad with my rating. I would again start comparing myself to my peers and questioning my supervisor.

Amazingly, by God’s grace, I responded differently. It’s not that I was not doing well that I wasn’t expecting anything. It’s just that it doesn’t matter to me that much anymore as it did to me 2 years ago. I realized that the standard set by men is different from the standard set by God. No matter how much effort you put in your work, the standard of men can only give what it can afford to give. But in God’s standard, your rewards are unimaginable. Because God sees your heart when you do your work.

To everyone who got promoted – Congratulations! Share the blessing! 😀

To those who are a bit down  – just continue looking UP; everything has its own time 😀

I remembered in one of our leadership sessions at work, one of our senior execs told us, “Don’t let your promotion define you, you define it.”

In everything, to God be the glory!

” Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.  Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.” (Ephesians 6:5-8)

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