Daniel 1: 20 KJV “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm."
Who are you, when you are alone and no one is watching? Do you still work hard and diligently? Do you do your best and keep up the good work? Are you excelling in everything you do while there isn’t anybody around to see?
I think Daniel is one of those people that always excelled never mind who was watching. He felt it was his duty to always go above and beyond.
We all face times when there isn’t anybody around and we can just sit back and relax. The Boss left 10 minutes ago and the team feels a little relieved. They don’t have to put in 100% of their attention and feel they are able to clown around.
Sit down and watch a movie, go for an hour long lunch and drink tea in the pause area for 20 minutes or even longer. Sure there isn’t anybody to tell you, so you are most likely to get away with it.
Therein lies, the problem, your integrity and your ability to be doing your job to the best of your ability has just come to a stand still. You didn’t go the extra mile, you didn’t put in the effort and make your deadline because you felt tomorrow is another day.
Heavenly Father, Lord God, thank You that we may come before You today. Give us the wisdom and understanding to always treat the people You have placed in our lives with the necessary respect, understanding, and compassion. Lord, we ask that You will guide us, help us to make the right decisions and be able to see how it will affect people all around us. Bless our family and friends, and thank You for this time we have with You. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.