Book: Proverbs 3
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.”
One of the hardest jobs has to be cashiering and other jobs that are like it that are on the frontline of businesses. Whenever a customer approaches them, the staff member doesn’t know the mood that customer is in, the challenges they are facing nor the complaint that they might have. Yet the staff are expected to cheerfully solve any problem they might have.
I was in the grocery store a few months back standing in line at the check out. The person in the front of the line was ranting at the young cashier because of something she had absolutely no control over. It was clear that he was just taking out vengeance on whoever was in his path. Although the cashier handled the situation extremely well, I could see that it had shaken her a bit. When it was my time to be served by the cashier, I encouraged her and told her that she had handled that situation very well. After paying and gathering up my groceries I tracked down the manager and commented to him how his staff member had done an excellent job of dealing with a very troubled customer. I felt that it was important that her boss know the good work his employee had done.
There have been other times when I have not spoken up when I should have and missed the opportunity to shine the light of the King. These times are usually when I have been self-focused instead of God focused.
As you go through today, ask the Lord to give you opportunity to bless others by doing good to them. Ask him to show you where you might take people for granted instead of doing good to them.