There are two employers at the table, and you tell them both: “I don’t care about your vision, I don’t care about your culture. All I care about is salary and benefits.”
If you’ve been in this situation you know that NONE of the employers will offer you a job, correct? Or worst, the one that does not care about you a lick will offer you a job, squeeze the life out of you and toss you out when he no longer needs you. True?
And it is public information that the greatest companies to work for such as SouthWest Airlines, In-N-Out Burger (corporate), Dysney, you name it, they all do extensive interviews before making a hiring decision. They want to make sure they are hiring someone that fits the culture, that believes in their vision and mission and will promote company growth long term.
Let’s go one step ahead; Great companies want employees that believe in the greater good. They want you to think as an owner and that their company provides a valuable service for the human kind and that you are truly making a difference in people’s lives. Don’t believe this?
Coca-Cola: “To refresh the world…To inspire moments of optimism and happiness…To create value and make a difference.”
Twitter: “To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information, instantly, without barriers.”
Disney: To entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling.
Tesla: To accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Now picture this, you are at the table considering the after life. There are two employers offering you a position: God and Lucifer …
“24 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
“31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:24-35
One Reply to “Picture this, you are seeking a job”
Money is amoral. It is like a brick. It can be used to build a house or thrown at another to destroy. As I think about money, I believe the love of money is at the crux of the problem, not the money itself. It’s the feelings and importance we attach to it. Loving money leads to coveting at best or addiction at worst.
I have found the best way for me to not covet is to continually remind myself that life isn’t about me, it is about God. Much of my day I’m making small adjustments in my thinking to keep that focus. I’m far from perfect at it.
Loving God by filling my day thinking about Him and how I can serve others keeps me from making money my master.