Action Not Required

action req

You know the saying about how working is so…wait, no. Ok so, you know how sometimes when you get to work and…hmm…nah that won’t work either. You know what? Nevermind. I thought I’d try to come up with a clever and “bloggy-like” (yep!) way to say that work was super busy today and I almost pulled my hair out. Then, segway into a deep anecdote and end with a “having employment is a blessing!” speech and “The end.” type of thing. Clearly, that’s not working so since we’re family, and we’re here now, let’s just cut to the chase. *shrugs*

So, I was sitting at my work desk taking an abundance of calls due to our east coast office being closed because of a snowstorm. On each of our calls, we create cases to send to local divisions across the nation. Many of our cases are created and left incomplete with the status of “action required.” I’ve developed this habit, during my time working with the company, of documenting different case numbers on a notepad that I want to check on further down the line to see what ended up happening. It’s almost become an obsession.

You may be wondering what the big deal is with that. Well, typically, we are not responsible for following up on these cases. The idea is that we are the initial point of contact, we create a case outlining the need in detail, and the case is then sent where it needs to go with the expectation that a resolution will follow upon arrival. My obsession is the resolution. I speak with these customers regarding different issues, build rapport, and get slightly invested during the conversation. Once I send over the case for a resolution, I find myself feeling the urge to follow it to completion. I mean, I started it and I want to know how it was resolved. 

And so my desktop sticky note remains loaded with various numbers that I itch to return to daily and just…see what happened. I was adding another case number to my list when I heard God say, “And now you understand.” My mind was then flooded with thoughts of different scenarios throughout my life past and present and, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it…” began to replay. He went on to express how much more it must mean to Him that He sees the GOOD work that He begins in each and every one of us to completion.

As much as I long to see what I start at work end successfully, as much as I can’t help but write down my cases to follow up, even though I have no requirement whatsoever to do so (insert praise), HOW MUCH MORE DOES IT MEAN TO HIM to do the same for us? His special cases? And we’re not even going to get on the fact that He even sees fit to begin a good work in US (unworthy) but goes a step further and promises to perfect and work it to completion until Jesus’ return? Talk about dedication! My. God! Great is your faithfulness! Listen love, be CONVINCED and confident of this one thing if nothing else. He will never leave His work pending in “action required.” (Philippians 1:6)

Case closed. 

 

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