So apparently some ego-idiot thinks that I need to "make Jesus my friend" in reference to events surrounding my job change and "friendship" changes. As ridiculous a statement as this is to me, I'll spell it out for the simple minded...
First of all... If I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore my Lord and Savior (and this is already presuming that this belief is my only choice) then He no more needs my "friendship" than my children need my "friendship". My children will have MANY many friends through their lifetimes many of which come and go and require real effort to remember 30 years later. I am the ONLY mother my children will ever have, that is unchangeable, unquestionable, unconditional and irrevocable no matter what transpires in their lives or mine, no matter how we feel about each other on the surface. Why, in the name of all that is holy, would one ever subjugate that to mere "friendship"??? Likewise, why would anyone subjugate the relationship of Lord and Savior to mere friendship? Isn't that just a bit insulting? overly familiar? egotistical? If He is my Lord and Savior, he expects my honor, worship and devotion...not a day at Old Navy shopping for party-cardi's.
Second... No one has the right to judge another's heart. To make such a foolish comment as the one above takes real gonads if the person thinks they can take on the role of judge and prescriber. I do believe there is a verse or two about that, right?
Third, and to my mind, most IMPORTANTLY in this specific case!... This person implies that I am not acting within God's Devine Will. How do I judge for myself if I am in His Will? God would NEVER ask me to remain in a position that would require me to LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, or commit FRAUD against man or government. He would never expect me to compromise moral or ethical standards no matter how large or small. If I find myself in a position where I am asked to do these things in order to receive approval, then it must not be God's Will huh? Maybe others know how to accomplish the same job without those compromises, then go for it! My experiences are mine and I own them. It remains the only reason I will leave any job in less than one year because I hate how it looks on my resume.
Best of all is that the more I learn about the place I find myself now, the more I appreciate it. I can clearly see how the past experiences do and will help me directly in many ways but this new job is soooooooo much more than the last one. Requires so much more intense nursing judgement, so much more PROFESSIONAL communication and relationship building and receives so much more professional recognition in exchange. I feel like a thinking, reasoning and challenged (not to mention respected; a sadly lacking factor in the recent past) nurse again instead of a glorified data collector serving at the whim and emotion of every Tom, Dick and Administrator. Is it a tough job? HELL YEAH! and thank goodness for it.
So there you have it. My treatise on the ethics of jobs and friends. It's nothing more than my take on the matter but does anyone else's really matter to me?