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Day 169: At The Cruel Face Of Possible Loss

MB900430460Gen 31:6-7 You know that I have served your father with all my might and power. But your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.

Still on working (or living) in a hostile environment, please note, as established in You Can Prosper In A Hostile Work Environment that our focus is not on merely coping or surviving, but on maintaining a high level of productivity, to the point of prospering in the midst of it all, difficult as it seems.

Let’s return to our case study on the man Jacob and how he prospered amidst hostility in the work place, and ended up richer than his mean, shrewd and controversial boss, Laban, as recorded in Genesis 30:25 to Genesis 31.

The first factor, which guaranteed the success and prosperity of Jacob, is Loyalty.

What is Loyalty?

Merriam-Webster defines Loyalty (with respect to the various objects) as

faithfulness or allegiance to “one’s lawful sovereign or government”, “a private person to whom fidelity is due” and “a cause, ideal, custom, institution…”

The Place Of Loyalty

There is great tendency for people who face hostility in the work place to detest and despise their bosses.

And when hatred sets in, Loyalty flies out of the window!

In this state, it gets very difficult to sustain one’s morale, and every act of disloyalty seems very justifiable.

Nevertheless, the true test of loyalty is not when things are smooth, but as said by Mac Hammond in his Winner’s Way series, “…when leadership sets a course with which we don’t agree”.

Is There a Strong Enough Excuse?

Your loyalty to your company, your boss (or spouse, family, country and whomsoever else your loyalty is due), is a duty and a responsibility read more

About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is the Content Creator and Team Lead at makeadreamng.com, an initiative she set up to deliver Digital Marketing and other value-ad services to enhance the Operation and Visibility of Nigerian Brands and Startups. She delivers Writing, Editing, Book Cover Design, Book Layout Formatting, eBook Conversions, Book Marketing, Author Page Creation, Blog Consulting, and related services to authors through her FunmiAdebayoDotCom initiative. She also authors devotionals and journals, which she shares on Each Day Online blog. Funmi is an Electrical/ Electronic Engineering graduate (with expertise in IT Service Delivery/Support, and Strategic Business IT).

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