On my last corporate job, management would facilitate what were called PMR’s: Performance Management Reviews.
The intent of a PMR would be to determine if the employee was meeting professional, departmental, and company goals. This was also a time for the employee to express any concerns within a team or desires for individual professional progression.
PMR’s also assist with determining if raises and bonuses would be given at the end of the year and the percentages to each department, based on meeting the performance goals on varying levels.
Even when I KNEW when I had met or exceeded expectations or goals, there was always a bit of anxiety.
- Has management noticed the improvements?
- Did my manager report things accurately or did he side-swipe me?
- Will I leave the meeting eager to exceed expectations or frustrated that I put in so much work without benefit?
- How is this all going to end?
This process had me wondering: What would your today look like if you knew you had a PMR with Jesus tomorrow?
- Would you have a bit more patience today?
- Would you extend a little more mercy?
- Would you be more forgiving?
- Would you show a little more concern?
- Would you be more open to allowing bygones to be bygones?
- Would you sincerely repent and change your ways?
- Would you focus more on the word of God and His expectations (life goals) of us, His children?
- With all the root of bitterness and anger you’ve harbored, would you even show up?
The truth of the matter is, the Holy Spirit is preparing the documentation for the review- the performance management plan (PMP) for our PMR with Jesus. Since we do not know the exact date, it behooves us to always walk carefully, under the principles of the Bible.
Everything we do and say, will be accounted for and discussed in our PMR with Jesus and there will be no mistake. Not only is it the responsibility of The Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truths, but also, since He lives within us, He can accurately record every thought, action, attitude, and behavior. He is a witness- a true witness to all that we do.
“And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.” I John 5:8 NKJV
Let us not wait until our eternal review- the day of judgment. Redeem (make the most) of your time now. On that day, it will be too late.
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV