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SHED NIGHT // SHED HAPPENS is for MEN to support one another. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”. Proverbs 27:17


Good post Nick. Sadly many people are out there who do not no or reject God's word. I have started my first job as a truck driver, delivering asphalt, just before Christmas. Being new in the industry, I made some minor mistakes like not positioning the truck correctly. Understanding what's been said over the radio is a bit difficult for me too, so I missed or miss understood instruction by the site manager or stopper. Even I told that guy that this is only my third day on the job, he didn't fell short of shouting and verbally abusing me over the radio, embarrassing me in front of all other truck drivers and workers. I was sitting in my truck scared to ask him to repeat his instruction when I couldn't clearly understand it over the radio. I only wanted to do things right and not to stuff up. Unfortunately he took my self confidence and things got worse, me loosing concentration making more mistakes. I felt like just taking off and get out of there. I was so glad when my day was over. I didn't complain about the way he was talking to me because it was only my third day on the job. So I just tried to swallow it all and kept quiet. I ended up complaining about this guy to my boss and found out that he was well known for his behavior and he had complaints before. Obviously this guy doesn't know God or the bible. However I haven't worked since Christmas because of the holiday break and the rain. To be honest, I don't really want to go back, I am worried to stuff up again and to ask people over the radio to please repeat what they said if I can't understand them. All because of one idiot who doesn't know how to respect people. Asking God for courage to go back when work resumes is part of my daily prayers. I hope that I will never see this guy again. God has helped me and guided me through a tough 2014 and I am sure that my Creator will sort this out for me too. Just thought of sharing this story, it might help me to get over it. May God bless all of you blokes for 2015. Thanks for reading my post.

Love U all,


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Comment by Nick Ottens on February 25, 2015 at 22:05
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain you, He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Comment by Nick Ottens on January 25, 2015 at 7:39
Philippians 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Comment by Nick Ottens on January 24, 2015 at 8:13
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight
Comment by Nick Ottens on January 21, 2015 at 7:56
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Comment by Martin Findling on January 20, 2015 at 14:34

Thank you Nick for your encouragement. I love this verse.

Comment by Nick Ottens on January 20, 2015 at 7:28
Isaih 40:31 Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
Comment by Nick Ottens on January 16, 2015 at 6:49
Nehemiah 8:10b Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Comment by Nick Ottens on January 15, 2015 at 7:17
Psalm 108:13 With God's help we will do mighty things, for He will trample down our foes.
Comment by Martin Findling on January 14, 2015 at 13:28

Thank you so much Nick, I love the verse Phillipians 4:8. 

Comment by Nick Ottens on January 14, 2015 at 13:15
Hi Martin, I find it good to write things down sometimes as it helps me work things out and I have to think about the issues clearly. Some people are great at communicating and others are... not so great. Starting work in a new industry can be hard work as well. Those that have been working there for a while know how things work and can expect the newcomers to have the same level of knowledge which is unrealistic. It sounds like you have an understanding boss and the bloke who gave you a hard time has a bit of a reputation. Sometimes those blokes have issues in their lives that they are trying to deal with, I'm not trying to excuse his behaviour because it's not appropriate. Sometimes dwelling on the problem makes it seem bigger as well. I've found that there are some great promises in the Bible.
Phillipians 4:8 "Finally brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things."
I need to focus on these things at times. It sounds like you are a bloke who wants to do a great job, that wants to work hard, that wants to do the best for your family. The comments the other bloke makes are not true and not worth thinking about. And as Darryl said, you are a champion son of the King. I will keep you in my prayers and may God bless your first day back. Nick

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