The Testing of a Man


Years gone by, My Bro, Joe emailed me.

He said I have a job, a perfect fit for your skill sets.

He said reach out to the Hiring Agency.

Reached Out

I reached out, they got and prepared my CV.


I Interviewed with the Hiring Manager and his Architect.

The Architect asked why I was willing to leave a far better job, for this one.

I answered that I am aware of the differences.

And, that somehow I felt this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass on.



Things went well on the job.

On the technical aide, we pushed through hurdles after Hurdles.

We was Edwin Moses.


On the Financial side, we were over budget.

Global Macro issues affected the well being of the company and its Industry.

Line of Business after Line of Business sustained layoffs after layoffs.

As a funded project, whose goal was to cut costs in the long run, we were largely insulated.


Though, we were protected from the outside, internally things were not as it appeared.

Satan had managed to plant moles.

Every misstep was being communicated and mischaracterized outside of our working group; to the most upper management no doubt.

It wasn’t until the principal mole was outed and separated from the group, that we individual contributors were told.


Management & Shepard

Self Interest

To me the best people managers are good spiritual shepards.

If you see your people as chess pieces, there to serve your interest, they will see through it, in time.


Nature of Test

The nature of test is multifold.

  1. Tests works multi-plenary


Each test has a target.

But, it is always a group that gets impacted.


The best of men and women know that though a test is targeted at them, many will benefit.

Especially, those who are under-prepared to have been the full focus of the test at the time.

They will benefit knowing that a test was directed and the target through the Love and Grace of God gracefully did his or her best.

That grace pushes the benefactors to :-

  1. Prepare better
    • It acclimates them to the fuller nature of evil
    • Cost of Good


  1. Joseph
    • Joseph Reveals His Identity
      • …Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near me.” And they did so. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt!
        And now, do not be distressed or angry with yourselves that you sold me into this place, because it was to save lives that God sent me before you.
        For the famine has covered the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.…
        Genesis 45:4-6 ( Link )
    • Joseph Comforts His Brothers
      • …But Joseph replied, “Do not be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
        As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this— to preserve the lives of many people. Therefore do not be afraid. I will provide for you and your little ones.
        So Joseph reassured his brothers and spoke kindly to them.

        Genesis 50:19-21 ( Link )



Dedicated to trusted men and women.


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