Ambo, the new CEO, wants to eliminate lazy employees in his company. One day, he saw Islaw just standing at the doorway and doing nothing. He called Islaw and asked him, “How much are you earning in a month?”

“Eight thousand pesos,” Islaw answered.

“Therefore, here is your eight thousand pesos and don’t you dare come back! There is no place for lazy employees in this company,” Ambo exclaimed.

One employee remarked, “You’re right, sir. He doesn’t have a place here. He’s only a pizza delivery boy.”

All of us perhaps seek to do what is right. But doing so must also be done in the right way or we will always miss our goal. Medicine is needed by the sick, but when it is taken improperly, it may kill, rather than heal. This is very true with discipline. It is important for our children, but when done under the promptings of hate, it may break rather than make.

Doing good things in the right way really takes caution and sensitivity. To succeed, we need to put our temper under God’s control.

Proverbs 14:29: “A person of great understanding is patient, but a short temper is the height of stupidity.”

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Mhar Contemprato

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