Training Day

My workplace closed their offices, giving us the opportunity to telework “as we work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-19.”

While I was at home taking care of training.  I accomplished Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and while I was doing this training, I got a big dose of reality in the form of the world.  The sin of the world smacked me right in the face.  At the end of the training the transgender person stated, “I am Bobbi, I am a good employee, that wants to work in a harassment free workplace and I’m transgender.”  Next up, Paul states “I am Paul, I am a good employee, that wants to work in a harassment free workplace, and I am an Atheist.”

My heart went out to Paul.  I wanted to find him and talk to him.  Who is this Paul, where does he live?  I just learned I cannot force my beliefs on Paul at work.  Of, course I would not force my beliefs on anyone, but it does beg the question why doesn’t Paul believe?  Did he grow up in a family of nonbelievers?  Did something happen to him to make him want to stop believing?  Was he ever a believer?  As Children of God, these are the people we need to reach and plant a seed with so that God can come in and convict their hearts before Jesus comes to get the church or before he dies. 

Bobbi, while I do not understand, can be forgiven of her sins.  We are all sinners, we can all be forgiven.  The only sin that cannot be forgiven is the sin of rejecting Him and refusing His offer of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ, this alone is the unforgivable sin, because it means we are saying that the Holy Spirit’s witness about Jesus is a lie.

Luke 12:10 “And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who [d]blasphemes against the Holy Spirit [that is, whoever intentionally discredits the Holy Spirit by attributing the authenticating miracles done by Me to Satan], it will not be forgiven him [for him there is no forgiveness]. “(Bible Gateway 2020, Amplified Bible)

You can’t even take some online training without a reminder of a sinful world.