AIDS Epidemic at the Office
by Danny Tariman
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. (Col 3:22)
There is an AIDS epidemic in most, if not all offices!
No, I don’t mean here the Accute Immune Deficiency Syndrome disorder.
I mean here the disease that is plaguing most offices wherever you go. This is the “As If Doing Something” disorder that is spreading.
I have seen many employees opening up their Facebook, or Yahoo, or Gmail — which are mostly personal — while the boss is away or not looking at them. Or maybe sorting out personal items, trying to type a personal report, doing some things pretending to work, when it fact the task is not work-related.
And suddenly the boss comes. The staff jerks. The shoulder suddenly stiffens. Immediately the computer screen is switched to a true work-related task.
The Word of God is very clear about this. We need to obey our bosses even if they are not watching over us. Work on your task, as if working for the LORD.