Meeting Commitments

Meeting Commitments
by Danny Tariman

“When you make a promise… don’t fail to keep it, since [God] isn’t pleased with fools. Keep what you promise” (Eccl 5:4)

I was staring at the “Inbox” of my email, checking the latest mail arrival.

I was reviewing the incoming mails line-by-line, when suddenly I was struck by a previous e-mail with the subject “Meeting Commitments”.

It actually contains the items that all parties in the meeting agreed to do for our project – the formatting of the status report, the updating of the project timeline, the submission required documents, etc.

It occurred to me that one of the items that had been agreed upon – a simple re-formatting of the report – was not done. The report should have mentioned the over-all status in terms of percentage completion.

In a meeting earlier in the day, the Project Manager pointed out that the latest Minutes of Meeting was not reformatted as discussed and agreed upon.

Suddenly I got another perspective of ‘Meeting Commitments’.

The “commitments we had agreed to do in our meeting” became “fulfilling commitments.”

As a Christian worker, we should be witnesses for Christ in our workplace.

A simple pledged action should be acted on and fulfilled, no matter how simple the task maybe.

We should be doing our work for the LORD, no matter how menial the job is.

The Bible is very clear about this: “whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. (1 Cor 10:31).

We should work as if doing it for the Lord. Ephesian 6:7 says “rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man.”

I pray that you will continue to shine in your workplace – as a Christian worker, as a Christian witness.


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