Work. Gotta do it. ‘Sigh’. Being an Intuit Quickbooks Tech Support Specialist is a TOUGH job.
Just about every call I get, I am scrambling to find the answer. Sometimes I get FUN questions like, “How can I create a report that …” Whahoo, pull out the drawing board. Then. Then there are RIDICULOUS questions. The accountant on the other end, in their New York accent states, “I have a discrepancy with my bank reconcile, I need help.” HELP? Um… I am no accountant, I don’t even really get the debit/credit thingy and you want ME to help YOU?
Of course I don’t say that, I smile (they can hear my smile) and say, “Yes, I can help you with that.” As I mute my headset, put my head down, and beat it against my desk, crying out ‘Eli Eli lama sabchathani’ (always good to quote Jesus)
A verse keeps coming to mind, it is a rhema word, a portion of scripture brought to mind by the Holy Spirit for the need of the moment. And by golly we have need of the moments, don’t we! The verse, “… cling to what is good…” – Ro. 12:9.
Cling, it literally means … to clue, fasten together … to what is good. What is good? “God is good to one and all, everything He does is suffice with grace” – Ps. 145:9. Pour on the grace Lord! Nahum 1:7 (hm.. it’s near the end of the O.T., yep not too far from Obadiah, had to dig for it myself) “God is good, a hiding place in tough times.” God is good.
Yes, there ARE moments in our work setting and outside of it, just life in general, when we are hanging in there for dear life. When our reach is exasperated. When the questions are coming at us too fast, too big, and too RIDICULOUSLY! Cling. Fasten yourself to Jesus. HE is the answer we need. He is. We are encouraged, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) The first step to some holy, divine sticking! When we draw near, when we do some sticking, He will cover us in the shadow of His presence. He will fight off our foes (go get’m God) He will envelope us in His love. He will.
Cling to what is good.
As for beating myself senseless when I get those icky accountant questions? I will try to refrain, but no promises!
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds.” ~ Heb. 10:24)
Had to share this one with my wife, she is a quickbooks, excel, bookkeeping, tax prepare geek. She will like it.
October 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm