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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Value the Differences

There have been several times in my life that The Lord had me in a position to see people treat others with a superior attitude because they "knew" something that the other folks didn't know.  They thought the other people were stupid and had little value because the others didn't know what they knew..

I spent 13 years at AT&T working with programmers as the "voice"/designer (aka: Human Factors Engineer) for end-users, the people that had to use the software that was developed.  I would sit in meetings listening to the progammers call the users stupid!!!  That would make me crazy and I'd have to jump to their defense!  "Just because a person doesn't know what YOU know doesn't make them stupid!!!  I guarantee that person can do something that you can't do!"  It is all about training!  Not SMART!  And God designed us differently, for different purposes :

Romans 12:6   "We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.... " 

Value the Differences

I was married to a brilliant man for 17 years and I can't tell you how often he would get angry because I didn't know everything he knew!  What?!  Perceived Value = Zero.  It didn't matter that I knew things he didn't know, I was stupid in his eyes.

You have probably heard all your life, like I have, if everyone agrees then someone is not necessary.  You NEED people that know different things and/or have different skills to get things done and/or to come up with the best solution to a problem!  If we are all alike there is a hole somewhere!

Value the Differences

I wished that I had said something different on top of the puzzle pieces but it was too late.  Something more along the lines of "You might miss out of God's best plan for your life"...

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