One day, as a troubled employee my boss had not paid me yet for 3 months. I had issues at home that needed money. So during that time we were talking, I said, the man was indeed a nuisance to quote the words of a previous employee who had just been fired because of verbally insulting the boss. He called him a nuisance. The boss heard him in his office next door. Next day the boy was told not to come back.
As I mentioned that the boss was a nuisance, there was a shrewd workmate next to me. We were subordinates to the main man. Everything we did was in obedience to his instruction.
Next time the boss told him to work on night shift, he said, Moses said he will do it. In the evening I saw my name of the notice board after the long day of working hard. I was supposed to work that night. The boss told me that my colleague said, that I said, that I will work in his position. I went to my colleague and asked why? He said, Moses, work, you called the boss a nuisance, if you don’t work, I am going to tell him what you said. I shut up and stayed back, and worked that night.
Next day was a hard day as well, at 5 pm when I was thinking of going home, I saw my name on the night duty list of those working that night? I asked my colleague why? He said, Moses work, this night shift in my place or I will tell the boss what you said. I worked the second night.
Next day was another day, I spent a lot of time in the field, came back at office at around 4:30 pm in the evening. Our office was on the fourth flow yet without elevators. I found 10 big boxes of stationary that had been procured. My colleague asked me to take them up or he tells them what I did. I removed my court, the tie and rolled my sleeves up, and mugged the boxes up the building. I went to the toilet, cried, and washed my face to disguise my tears.
As I was getting ready to go home, I saw my name on the on the night duty list. I knew my colleague had maliced me. He sent me a message saying, “For the safety of your job, please work tonight.” I sent him a message asking why, he never responded. I worked again.
This was three days of working night shifts for my friend; and three days of working my official night shifts. 6 days of hard uncalled-for work.
Next day after going through a tough day, I saw my name on the notice board again in his place.
This time round I went to my boss in his car before he could leave, sat in the co-drivers seat. Before I could speak a thing, my boss asked me, “Moses, you seem so stressed, what is it?” I really was, for that week I hardly slept. I looked at him straight in the eye and told him, “Boss, please forgive me, I am sorry, don’t fire me now, I still want my job.” And he asked me, “What’s the issue?” I told him, “6 days ago at lunch time, I called you a nuisance after my own frustration of demanding salary but please forgive me.”
Silence broke out; he stretched his arm and looked at me. He said. “Moses, the day you guys were talking I heard you. I was in my office but none of you knew I was there. Alex has turned you into a slave because you cannot come and ask for forgiveness, your termination letter is actually ready, but I forgive you. He will no longer push you into doing his night shifts.”
Next day, I found 4 million on my account. I asked my boss why, they should have been 3, that is what I demanded for the 3 months, he said the fourth one was my colleague’s salary turned to me for my night shifts. He had never seen someone efficient like me. My job was customer care, so I was supposed to respond to client queries via phone. Tallies showed that I had responded to each of them so well. In addition, my colleague was fired, my boss discovered he was also unfaithful in many other ways.
Next day, I went and rented myself a nice house I was always yearning to have.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Each time we sin, God sees us and our sins make us slaves, but the moment you ask for forgiveness, you are set free.