Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Internal Audit
We're going through an internal audit at work.
For those of you that don't know what that is... it is basically when people come into your worklife and ask you countless questions about what you do and the things you are expected to know.
For example: "Adam, what are the main objectives of your section and how do you ensure that you are meeting those objectives?"
You are placed under a microscope and then when all the questions are answered (correctly or otherwise) they leave to compile their findings and report their recommendations to Administration.
Sometimes it turns out we're doing good... other times they identify areas of improvement or just areas of flat-out neglect.
Imagine if we had auditors in our Christian lives... Think about that for a minute.
You wake up one morning and you hear people in the living room. you walk out there and they say... "Have a seat... we'll be with you in a minute."
You sit down and they turn to you and say, "Can u tell me the current location of your bible?"
"of the goals you set for yourself over the past year, have you fulfilled them?"
"Do you feel that you succeed in forgiving others? Letting go of anger? Loving your Christian brothers and sisters? All of them… And what about taking an interest in those that have not obeyed the Gospel yet?"
"How would you say that people know you are a Christian? Do you tell people or show them?"
"Have you completed all literature reviews (bible readings) that have been assigned to you since the last audit?"
"Do you have regular meetings (Prayer) with your supervisor?"
"Are you involved in any sub-committees (are you active) at work(in your walk with Christ)?"
I don't think it would be such a bad thing if we audited each other... sometimes we forget. we let things slide. sometimes we think we're doing enough... but then we take a closer look or someone else does for us... and we consider the possibility that their recommendations are valid.
Try a little self audit.
Read Lamentations 3: 39-40.