Have you ever felt frustrated by the things happening around you?
I was doing my quiet time this morning, gazing at this amazing view when I suddenly remembered a conversation I had last week with the Marketing Head of one of the companies Truly Wealthy Realty is in partnership with. She shared to me her experience about how hard it is to maintain being honest in the business she’s in. When you’re in real estate you need to depend on the government for a lot of things like permits and clearances to move forward with your project. But certain agencies take ages to produce these things if you don’t succumb to bribery. Being a Christian, she didn’t want to support corruption so she adamantly refused to resort to bribery and instead, chose to just comply with all the requirements needed. It was frustrating for her because they had to wait almost a year for their clearance, while other companies could get it within a few months.
Have you ever been in her shoes?
You try to do the right thing but all around you, injustice seems to be prevailing. There’s blatant corruption, dishonesty and vice. What will you do if you seem to be the only who one wants to do the right thing at home, in your workplace or among your friends? What will you do if everyone keeps telling you to just go the easy way and give in? If you don’t gain anything by doing the right thing, will you still do it?
As I listened to her, I could totally relate to her story because it’s really tough to stay honest in today’s environment. Being in sales, doing the right thing is something that I continually struggle with – especially since almost everyone else treats being dishonest as the norm. But I want to prove that you can still succeed by doing the right thing. Our desire is that our realty engage in business in such a way that is honorable to God. It’s hard, but it can be done – only by God’s grace. Her story inspired me to continue to persist in doing what’s right even when it’s no longer easy or convenient. Even when you get nothing or lose a sale.
Are you going through a similar experience right now?
Do you have a brother that keeps on rebelling no matter how much you try to make him feel that you love him?
Do you have workmates that keep pressuring you to give in and join in with them in their dishonest activities?
Do you have clients that tell you to bend your morals to suit their needs?
We all go thru the same temptations. Let’s continue to persevere in doing the right thing for God’s glory. Let your faith arise. In spite of what you see, choose to do the right thing. And if we see another believer struggling, then let’s encourage each other to persevere.
God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
-Romans 2: 6-8
There are times when I also struggle to do the right thing. But when I do, I remember that my God is a God of miracles. Nothing is impossible for Him. So no matter how I feel, I choose to trust Him. And I choose to let my faith arise.
Being continually faithful is a journey. But at the end, I know it is worth it. Because God’s plans for us are always good, pleasing and perfect.
This song reminded me today that God is faithful and He is a God of Miracles. In spite of what we feel or what other people tell us, we just need to allow Him to move in our lives.