Diversity

Nehemiah 7:20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.

Adin could mean “dainty, effeminate or delicate…” The arguable weakness of the feminine gender has caused many to exclude them from enterprise. But this is wrong. Your team should embrace all genders and particularly encourage and empower women to take their rightful place in leadership and to support leaders. It is more important to accept the diversity of your workforce and encourage different styles rather than seek to force fit all your people into a “tough” mold. Ideas are not always nurtured in human strength, nor are the best decisions taken by the brawny … Be watchful in excluding any because of a physical weakness or visible disability. God has a way of using those we would ordinarily disregard to shame our intellect and maximize His glory in situation.

Diversity should not mean to embrace or encourage sin or unbiblical lifestyles… but to give everyone a chance to be and play their God ordained role. Some may be a bit slower, even more delicate and sensitive … be especially kind to these. They are God’s children …remember … and He owns it all and is sovereign over your business.

Verses for further meditation
Exodus 35:25-26; Esther 2:17

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Diversity in the workplace maximizes productivity as it includes all gifts.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, teach us to see as you see. Amen.

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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The Children of Parosh

Nehemiah 7:8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.

Parosh means “a flea; the fruit of a moth” … small parasitic insects … it suggests smallness and insignificance and dependence on others. It suggests vulnerability. God gathers the vulnerable, small and dependent as well as the bold, large and strong. There is a mercy with God that avails like rain that falls on the righteous as well as the unrighteous. Be sensitive as a leader to the small and the insignificant, those who look like they have nothing to contribute …they are God’s children, that should be enough. Learn to be kind to the weak and patient with those who cannot stand like we want them to.

Do not ask weary people to stand …help them, some will need a shoulder to lean on and one can be tempted to throw them away. God numbers the children of Parosh as part of His congregation that He has brought to their land again from captivity. Is it not instructive that the weak are the first to be mentioned in this census, after the leaders? I sense that they are special to God, though weak and apparently of little value to God. Do not build a team that does not accommodate the handicapped.

Remember Mephibosheth and how David was gracious in leadership towards him.

2Sa_9:11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons.

Verses for further meditation
Job 4:3 ; 2 Cor 12:10

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Diversity in your team can be powerful in the sense that it accommodates a spectrum of capabilities and seeks out the disadvantaged for an opportunity to be blessed and used of God.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, teach us not to discount those you have not excluded from your blessing of restoration. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

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