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Are You Burying Your Talent? (6 of 7)
Series: The Mysteries of the Kingdom: A Study of the Parables of Jesus
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, the Lord is pleased. He inhabits the praises of His people. God is in our midst as we praise Him and worship Him in spirit and truth.
If you have your Bible, please turn to Matthew chapter 25. I want to speak to you on this subject today, actually a question, "Are You Burying Your Talents?"
Now, how many people in here have ever gone through a performance review? Anybody says, "Hey, I'm familiar with a performance review. I've done a performance review. I've sat in to a performance review." When I started in the chemical business that was one of the things that they did, every year you'd have a performance review. And they would sit down with you and tell you what you did well and what you didn't do so well, and come up with a plan to make things better. And what I noticed about a performance review is, if your performance is good, and you know it, I was a salesman, so the numbers talk. And so you knew if you had good numbers, you were going to have a good review. You weren't nervous about it at all. But if you weren't doing well, the performance review was a nerve-wracking kind of thing. Oh-oh, you know, you're waiting for the shoe to drop. Well, I ran across actual performance review comments that were conducted by a particular telephone company and it was for some employees. It wasn't going well.
This one supervisor put this: "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock-bottom and has started to dig." He's not going well.
How about this comment: "He sets low personal standards and consistently fails to achieve them."
"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot." Not good on their review.
How about this one: "This employee is a gross ignoramus, which means he's 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus." I mean, you can't get much worse than that.
"When his IQ r ...
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