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day 3K34: Whistleblowing

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

The Facebook whistleblower cased quite a bit of news this past week.  I was not surprised by anything that was testified about as one would have to be pretty naive to not understand that at the end of the day for-profit corporations have to do one thing if they want to stay in business and that is make money.  And if they are a public entity, increase shareholder value quarter over quarter.  That doesn’t mean that companies can’t be well-intended and do amazing things to balance out employee, customer, and community expectations, but if they don’t make money, then the rest is for naught.  What I found more fascinating was Facebook’s response both internally and externally.  They couldn’t come out and say and that what was whistleblown was all incorrect.  They could only state that it wasn’t totally as bad as it was portrayed and say that that they hadn’t removed all of the things that they said they were doing, which means they did remove some and someone made that decision.  Whether it is right or wrong is for someone else to decide, but for this purpose, the lesson is that we must always be prepared that for any decision we make that someone may interpret it differently and question what we have done.  And with that filter included in our decision making we will make better decisions.

How can we make the right decisions that won’t come back to haunt us?  Well, there are no guarantees, but if we are, as the scripture above tells us, not leaning on our own understanding but seeking God’s will in all that we do, then we have an assurance from Him that He will show us which path to take.  Where that path leads, we find out, but we have to be willing to entrust all of our decisions to Him first and then trust that He will do as He says He will, which, He always does!

Reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 (New Living Translation)