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Nateskate
08-22-2006, 07:42 PM
I've exposed some injustice and it's made me some powerful enemies that want me fired from my job. I'd appreciate prayers that God would work this out for good and vindicate me.

erika
08-22-2006, 08:15 PM
They say that God hears the prayers of a righteous man. And I think that's as much you as anyone. But I will certainly keep you in mine.

I don't know what happened, but there's no doubt you did the right thing. All we have in this world is our integrity. Unfortunate that so many don't realize it.

Stay strong. God is definitely with you. I have no doubt.

Roger J Carlson
08-22-2006, 08:20 PM
Done!

Robin Bayne
08-22-2006, 08:35 PM
Adding mine.

Nateskate
08-22-2006, 09:52 PM
Thanks- I'm off to the Lion's Den in 15 minutes and it's good to know your prayers are with me.

I'm more hopeful.

Nate

PattiTheWicked
08-22-2006, 10:27 PM
Hang in there, Nate. My thoughts are with you.

Unique
08-22-2006, 11:19 PM
Just found this Nate. Taking time out on your behalf.

Have Peace, my brother.

HoosierCowgirl
08-22-2006, 11:28 PM
Praying for you ...

Ann

P.H.Delarran
08-22-2006, 11:35 PM
done.

Nateskate
08-23-2006, 12:09 AM
Thanks again. I'm still employed and had a good chance to perhaps effect a change that might help many people. It's still stressful, but your prayers made a difference.

Thanks

Nate

stormie
08-23-2006, 12:11 AM
Just happened upon this thread, Nate. Prayers were just sent your way.

Bufty
08-23-2006, 01:37 AM
I don't carry too much weight upstairs, but it's done. Hope things turn out okay for you, Nateskate.

Laurie
08-23-2006, 05:16 PM
It is so very hard to take a stand when so much is on the line.

God will not abandon one who boldly steps out in His name.

Soccer Mom
08-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Peace be with you

SherryTex
08-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Hope all turns out well. Our prayers are added.

Pat~
08-23-2006, 10:16 PM
Prayers sent, Nate. Keep us up-to-date!

sassandgroove
08-25-2006, 12:25 AM
Praying, a little late. Hope things improve. :)

Nateskate
08-25-2006, 04:32 PM
Hi everyone. Update: Your support is very encouraging. At this point, I feel like so many that try to take on any machine. It's a bit like Daniel. He hopes to be a good influence, but ultimately, he's not the king.

At minimum, hopefully some consciences were pricked; and they may consider how their policies are hurting real people. (They are) But I'm not seeing any great "Lightbulb" moments with the metaphorical "Royals". And I've had to fight that temptation to write a "scathing tell-all" about the injustices I've seen. It's not that I never will do that, but not in the spirit of anger or revenge- I'll show those boneheads! They won't listen, so now I'll make them pay and do a New York Times article!

If you are going to pray, ask that God guides me. We aren't called to fight every battle, just the ones that God wants us to. And sometimes we can spin our wheels and spend our energy on one he never intended for us to tackle.

Thanks again,

Nate

Roger J Carlson
08-25-2006, 04:45 PM
Nate,

I'm glad you have this in perspective. God doesn't call us to right all wrongs or take the whole load upon ourselves. All he asks is that we do our part.

I will continue praying for you.

stormie
08-25-2006, 05:42 PM
I like what Roger said. Prayers are with you, Nate.

Betty W01
08-25-2006, 08:29 PM
Amen, Roger! Nate, may God grant you peace in the middle of the storm and favor in the eyes of your employers.

Nateskate
08-29-2006, 08:25 PM
I know this is selfish - I'm an intercessory prayer hog. (Laughs)

Since some of you were willing to pray. The situation is this. I'm seeking council whether to take on the machine. - Picture the weakest members of society being thrown into the street (A metaphor- but the end result of this injustice may likely bring this about literally)

Unfortunately, we don't fight against orcs.- targets that are much easier to identify. Nor do we fight against flesh and blood. (Meaning we are never supposed to look at people as the enemy, even if they oppose us) The people involved here are not necessarily evil or heartless, but they are blinded bureaucrats in some sense.

Since I don't want to talk about my job, let's say it's the same kind of injustice as an insurance company looking for a loophole to deny paying for an insured person's home that just burned down. And even when there is no loophole, in their imaginations there is. (This is not my job, but it's on that level)

My goal is not to embarrass people or hurt people, which taking this on will do. (If I do it) But it is job-suicide. I would have to in fact, shame people into doing what's right, and have no guarantee of anything more than being unemployed.

I need to know this is something I should take on. (God's will for me) Pray God speaks through the people that speak into my life.

Thanks

sassandgroove
08-29-2006, 09:49 PM
I will continue to pray for you, Nate.

Soccer Mom
08-30-2006, 12:16 AM
I'm sorry Nate. You've got a lot on your plate personally and then to have job concerns on top of it. I'll pray for your son and for you spiritually. You've got a hard road, but you know you aren't alone on the walk.

P.H.Delarran
08-30-2006, 01:15 AM
The people involved here are not necessarily evil or heartless, but they are blinded bureaucrats in some sense.
...........

I need to know this is something I should take on. (God's will for me) Pray God speaks through the people that speak into my life.


Thanks
I'll continue praying for guidance, strength and wisdom for you, and for God to burden the hearts of those involved.

Calla Lily
08-31-2006, 01:40 AM
Praying.