One of the things that really bothers me is when people attempt to attribute words to me that I never uttered or even thought. This is a major pet peeve that I absolutely cannot stand. Recently at work, someone claimed that I, along with another coworker, expressed dissatisfaction with the shift bids we conduct at the end of each year. According to this source to my supervisor who makes the shifts, we were supposedly upset with the schedule and wanted to propose changes, specifying start times for specific trucks or similar adjustments.
This situation is concerning for me because I make a concerted effort to choose my words carefully. I am mindful not only of the words themselves but also of their arrangement and the audience. In today's world, where self-preservation is paramount, it's crucial to balance looking out for oneself without intentionally harming others—whether physically or to their reputation.
Ultimately, one must be their own advocate, standing up for the truth and refusing to remain silent. In a world immersed in a narrative war, it's essential to recognize that the victors often write the history books. This recurring issue needs to be addressed. While I'd like to believe there are individuals with strong, ethically sound moral fiber who would present an unbiased narrative, the reality is that personal agendas often subtly influence storytelling.
It's no wonder the Bible advises not to trust in man or human institutions but to trust in God alone. When individuals are left to tell their stories, no matter how well-intentioned, there often seems to be a subconscious agenda to shape a narrative that preserves a positive image. In this I get, and I would be a liar if I said, I wasn’t innocently guilty of this myself and yes, I know that is an oxymoron.
This pervasive problem is increasingly apparent in today's society as people seek self-promotion, fame, and recognition in the eyes of the world. In reality, our focus should be on being recognized by God, rather than seeking approval from others. While I care about the opinions of those in my close circles, I disregard the opinions of strangers. It is crucial to be cautious about the information we receive, considering its source and the intentions behind the message, as people may use the truth for malicious purposes.
We are in a war of narratives and facing a spiritual battle in this fifth generational warfare. It's essential to be cautious, to be your own advocate, as nobody else will care as much as you do. Let’s get into the reading.