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September 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Welcome to Man Talk, with your Hosts Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr. Will continues teaching on being a believer in Christ as a supervisor or manager, and how to reconcile the things of God versus the company you work for.
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We help you make godly choices about Medicare long-term care and your money. Your chosen Truth Network podcast starting in just seconds. Enjoy share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and choosing the truth. Podcast network. This is the Truth Network welcome to man talk brought to you by T8 W CM is talking and walking Christian men's ministry where they are devoted to breaking down the walls of race and accommodation challenging and to take their God assigned as our host will Hardy and Roy Jones Junior, a black guy and a white guy. Welcome to solo. Last week we were talking about Christianity and management.
So we want to continue with that today, but we also want to give you from the word of God, who I would consider the absolute best manager and supervisor of all when it when it comes to not compromising himself in the course. It's it's Daniel and in the book of Daniel, the very first chapter of Daniel.
We know that on Nebuchadnezzar. He king of Babylon. He came in and defeated the king of Judah which was Jehoiada, Kim, and when he defeated them.
He took people from like the king's descendents.
He took Nobles he took the young man and he wanted some young man before him at the Scripture describes as good-looking individuals did not have a blemish and that they possess knowledge and they were quick to understand so he wanted some quick studies before him. He wanted someone who could really soak up the information that he gives them really really fast and so they they brought Daniel and they brought had Anaya. They brought me shall, and they brought is area now when they brought them.
They wanted them to eat certain foods, which were of the king's table. He wanted to meet you know, meats and wine and all this other stuff that the king ate and see the king wanting them to do this would say I appeal to you so much that I you I want you to eat whom what I eat so you could be worthy to sit at the king's table and eat the same food that the king it's almost like I'm I'm. This is a privilege for you to do this, but see Daniel. He was not compromise. He was uncompromising. He said no, no, he he said this to to the chief unit and the chink chief eunuch's name was Ashkenaz and he told him he said no, no, we we don't want to defile our self because the things that the king eat.
It's we are God basically said is we can eat this because it's a defilement before our God and we will not defile ourselves by and wanting to please the king. At the same time so he Daniel was God had given him such wisdom and so he said look, he said, let me give you some options. And this is all again in chapter 1 is an let me give you some options. What about for 10 days you let these folks over here eat the king's food and will just eat vegetables and after 10 days you can put us side-by-side and you can see based on 10 days. Whether or not we are fair then the individuals who ate the king's food so he did it gave them an option, and the chief chief eunuch said okay I will do is, even though the king have given me a command that you want to eat his food because he's not gonna cut my head and again I'm just paraphrasing here, but Daniel was uncompromising and it says in verse number nine that God had brought Daniel into favor and goodwill with Ashkenaz, the king's chief unit C. God can soften the heart. God can make things happen when we can make it happen. So, see when you in a supervisory role and and you you looking at a situation or circumstance that you feel that you can get out of. When you call own God. God will not only give you the insight but sometimes if he doesn't give you insight he'll send someone else who have the insight and impart that wisdom and instruction and that understanding to you so you can carry out your duties. God will not leave you hanging a ball. Do it if you walking upright in him. God is going to give you directions so to you supervisor to you, manager, or to you employee who works for someone who was born again and you yourself name the name of Christ's work with that supervisor work with that manager because they have responsibilities and jobs to do just as you have jobs and responsibility to do, but we also have to look at. We have to ensure that whatever it is we do that with doing number one heartily as unto the Lord, and it's not violating God's principles or standards or even an individual safety or health. We gotta consider that when when we make our decision so they ate vegetables and then word of God says that you know at the end of 10 days. They brought them before the unit and before Nebuchadnezzar and the king interviewed them and all among them all.
None was found by Daniel and Anaya Michelle in his area which means that they stood the test by only eating vegetables and not defiling themselves with the king's meat mail I want. I want you to understand something from chapter 1 that one of Nebuchadnezzar's moves that he attempted to do was to change the name of Daniel had Anaya Michelle and is area now when he did that he wanted to disconnect them from the creator. So by changing their names he want them to re-associate themselves with the D. God's of the Babylonians. Daniel Michelle is area and had Anaya. They were familiar with who these gods were, but they did not partake in any of those things that these God gods had to offer because they serve the one true and living God so when Nebuchadnezzar made an attempt to change their name. He wanted to disassociate them with the true and living God see a position can do that sites a position can do that you can put a person in a position and they will disassociate themselves with the people who they once worked with. If they worked among the ranks as I did and then was later promoted by management because God blessed me to do an excellent job and so you're going to be faced with that same thing that you cannot where we use the expression don't forget where you came from and not so true. We have to understand that now that you are supervisor or manager that you have to consider there are a lot more deeper things that I need to convey to the people who report to me than simply the rules and regulations of the company and the company you know you although you working for them and you want to ensure that you are abiding by the rules and regulations. If they are not violating the principles of God or putting yourself in danger in any way safety-related or health-related, then you need to stand up to that but Daniel because he did not would not compromise himself to the true and living God. I think that that in and of itself told the other three who were with him. What kind of man he truly was because Daniel was a spokesman and see when you supervisor the management and people are looking for you. You become the spokesman for the company, but don't forget where you came from. Don't allow yourself to be a person who is a dictator because a dictator can become a divider if we're not careful God have placed us where we are for reason and wherever we are, whether we are among the ranks of whether we are management or supervisory roles.
Regardless of where we are. We need to function to the highest standards and again that's to say we follow the rules and regulations of the company. If they are not violating the rules and commandments and sayings of the Lord Jesus Christ and and the apostles. We don't we shouldn't go down that road.
Or if it violates my safe safety and health then we we we need challenge that because God has a purpose and a plan for each of us.
So let's continue now in and Daniel and so now when we look and see what God did through through Daniel God had a plan for his his people and 10. It was 10 times Daniel continue until the first year of King Cyrus. God promoted him. God moved him up the ranks and see that's what God does he move you up or he'll move you out to a better position wherever God moves you to. You have to ensure that you do the absolute best work that you possibly can because you're not working for manual working for God and ensure that all things you do are done heartily as we come up with a break now will be back right after this to your CMM would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first and third Friday of every month and Bible discussions and fellowship after the best breakfast in town meeting location is at their voracious poster First Christian Church in Connors 1130 N. Main St. encouraged him a hard start at 7 o'clock from a hard stop at the first time visitors eat for free. Join your host will party Roy Jones Junior, a black guy in a white guy affordable chiropractic in High Point. As you might tell from their name affordable even for the castration. Dr. Jeff Ricky has been caring for patients in High Point for 34 years, physical therapy, such as ultrasound and spinal decompression for this condition, such as herniation conference of care for auto accident injury patients with no out-of-pocket expense. Remember, affordable chiropractic on the W. Lexington Ave. in High Point Hall 336-885-1987 and you and talk radio with talking about Christianity and management. How do as a as a born-again believer. If you are operating in a supervisory or management role. How do you reconcile the things of God versus the things of the company. Wow, how do you do that. What is it that you need to do in the course were taking our direction from the word of God turn over with me now to the sixth chapter of the book of Daniel, and in the sixth chapter the book of Daniel we see that God is promoting Daniel right up through the ranks and so you have Darius now who is sort of like over the Jewish people and asked what he did as he placed what they call satraps or province administrators you know in these provinces and then he set three governors. According to Daniel chapter 6, or these provinces. So you had so many provinces. Reporting to one governor. So many provinces purporting to another governor, and so on and so forth and Daniel was one of those governors but because he had favor in the eyes of God. He was actually moving above the other two governors, and so when we look in the word of God.
It's in verse number three of chapter 6 it says, then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole ram Saints of God, did you hear that this is what God did when there is favor with God, how I get favor when I get favor by doing what the Lord said being obedient to his will, so that his will can be carried out in and through me because when God give you something and you will you obedient and that's something that he gives you. He'll give you more because, to whom much is given much is required.
So, just as he give it to you he expects you to manage it. According to his precepts and to his commandments and to his sayings and to his way, and that even comes to people. So God has given you people how are you going to manage yourself. Well, tell you how I did it. Years and years ago I went to a course on how to supervise people better and they they taught what was known as the push method P you SH and of course that's an acronym. The P stood for patients that you as a manager you have to be patient with people see Daniel this didn't happen like overnight for Daniel. It happened during the period of time during the period of time he gain favor with the with Ashkenaz, the chief unit. He gave gave gotten favor with with the Nebuchadnezzar with favor with the Darius the Chaldean chief seat. It takes time for you to build a relationship with the people and as much as we think we know people we really don't because they there might be some things that hidden in that person's life that they're struggling with. And you don't know about it.
You just carrying on the company's business as it's just another day in the neighborhood but you have people that on your team that might be hurting now the question is, is do they trust you enough to impart to you the thing that's hurting them because a person will not reveal anything if there is no element of trust so trust is a big factor so push method be patient with people. Daniel was patient, you have to be patient as as he was patient, God began to leave him.
God him and now he was being looked at as being set over the whole kingdom, though you the you in the push acronym is uncompromising.
Don't compromise the will of God by doing something that the company might tell you to do, but it's going against what God has said, and we have to look at all of the aspects of that because everything that we may see on the printed page when it comes to the company that we employ with. Even though we see things on the printed page.
There is a reason why certain processes and procedures are in place and and we can go on and talk about that for a long long time.
But there put there for a reason.
But again, you are also a representative of the kingdom of God. So what you do is going to have everlasting consequences on the people who you are managing or supervising and what you say and what you do to them will have an everlasting effect on them going forward.
But again, we must not compromise ourselves is just like when it comes to government. There things that are legal within a governmental system, one of which is abortions abortions is legal around the country, but do we, as born-again believers uphold such a law, no we don't because we value life and there is no excuse given on why we should with to terminate a life that life should be able to live and if that mother, she slipped up, slipped up and and you know, got herself in such a way because a man convinced to her.
If you don't love me then if you really love me. But if you don't love me, then we won't do this, but if you really love me we should do this we should do it social pressure you pressure you pressure you don't allow yourself to be put in a situation like that, but that child if you do that child deserve like give the child up for adoption a man the SDS and push be sensitive, be sensitive to the needs of the people who report to you because everyone you know.
If you say something or you look at them a wrong way, they may sort of like going to the shell and you know you they may get hurt and and were going to hurt people, but is that hurt. Is that something that we intend to do or if is is something that because we're getting pressure from my manager and we say we gotta get this point across to these people and they going to do this, regardless of what we have to be careful.
Saints. We have to watch and pray, and finally the H be helpful be be a mentor to the people who report to you because there may be things that you have a lot of value that you can give to the people I report to you I mean you can give so much to them. But if you hoarding that then how can you be helpful to them when there's something that you should be doing as a manager or supervisor in attempting to develop them. So again we have to take the way of Daniel because God he watched after Daniel and see there when you start doing the right thing there people who going to come against you to try and convince you to do the wrong thing and see. Again, this is what happened to Daniel in chapter chapter 6 when Nebuchadnezzar called and gave the order. You will bow down and you will you know when you hear the sound of the symbol in the hornet. All these instruments playing you bow down and worship the God and and they said no know where we were not going to do it when I go to do a king.
We are not going to do it. They were determined to not allow themselves to be compromise and so as a result, Daniel remained faithful and as you as God's representative here on earth you must remain faithful. There are times to when you're going to be tried right to the edge of that Clift you you want to be pushed to the limit to do something that is against the will of God and don't use the excuse well if I go ahead and do this, Lord, I can just ask for forgiveness later. You're putting yourself in dire straits when you do that and I say don't let yourself be a puppet for the enemy. God has cut all of Satan's puppet strings and you and I are free from the power of sin, we are free from sin and we don't have to no longer become sin slave to what Daniel did remain faithful, even if the consequences are severe. God will have something else for you, and you might be saying, well that's easy for you to say well not really, because you know as I was going through my career, there was many a times where my manager threatened me, but he knew that I had to work because I had little children at home, so be the Daniel of the day.
Don't allow yourself to enter into a compromising situation because only the Lord God will give you exactly what you need when you need it and how much you think and if you stay faithful just as Daniel stay faithful.
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