I was attending a conference. One of my friends insisted that he was taking me to the convener so I could greet him. When we got to him, he wanted to introduce me to him. The convener said, “I know him. Is he not the one in Eruwa?”
Beloved, there is nothing you do that you must take with levity. The honest truth is “You do not know who is watching you”. Do not misbehave because you think you are unknown. Live your life like there is a video camera constantly on you.
David was not in the palace of Saul when the conversation went in his direction. We do not know the name of the person who recommended David but we know what he said:
One of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skilful musician, a brave and competent man, a warrior, discerning (prudent, eloquent) in speech, and a handsome man; and the Lord is with him.” 1 SAMUEL 16:18 AMP
And when Saul would send for David, these were his words: “Send me your son David, the shepherd.” 1 Samuel 16:19 NLT
David was so faithful with the same shepherding that Eliab his brother despised that when the king looked for him, he was called “David, the shepherd”.
Most times in life, you will not be there to defend your credentials. Make sure that your credentials can speak positively about you even in your absence.
The credentials of Joseph spoke of him in the palace of Pharaoh. Do not take little things that you do for granted. If he had been sleeping with Mrs Potiphar, his reputation as an adulterer would also have spread. The day his help would come, his terrible reputation would have shut him out.
On your job, be the one that your boss is proud of. There is a way that a trusted reputation attracts favour. As an artisan, be the one that can be trusted to give the right estimate and deliver at the right time. Refuse all ploy all hell to destroy your reputation.
Do you have a good name? It is better than gold or silver. You can bury a man but you cannot bury a name. Have a good name. You do not know who is watching.