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Following Jesus in the Real World: Can you be honest and compete?

"Following Jesus in the Real World: Can you be honest and compete?" Continued...

I have the answers to those questions and I feel pretty confident these are biblically accurate:

  • How much should you lie on your resume? Answer: Zero.
  • How not to arouse suspicion? Answer: Tell the truth.

In Proverbs you will find this timeless wisdom.

Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed. Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! (Proverbs 12, NLT)

So here is my resume with no embellishment:

Education: One year of college

Degrees: None

Honors: None

Clubs/societies: Member of Costco Warehouse

Job experience: Twenty-seven years of Texas Rangers baseball telecasts (enough bad pitching for three lifetimes)

Personal: Child of God and Follower of Jesus

Devoted husband of Joni (33 years this summer)

Proud father of three wonderful men and two beautiful daughter-in-laws

Blessed with wonderful friends and work associates

Sometimes I wish the top half of my resume could be "tuned up" a little. But the personal portion of my personnel file is what matters. And there I am blessed beyond words . . . and that is no embellishment.

I am happy that I chose to just be who I am in my bio and writing. God can use anyone. I am Exhibit A. Trusting God in tough times is a real act of faith. The words of Jesus should be our guide as we navigate these uncertain waters:

"That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need" (Matthew 6:25-33).

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