Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012 - (Page 50)
From the CEO
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50 • Fourth Quarter 2012
We Are Our Choices
“ALICE CAME TO a fork in the road. ‘Which
BY ROB JOHNSON, NRWA CEO
Throughout all Moses was obedient to God. He left what was comfortable and familiar and did not compromise in his commitments. Is it hard to make decisions when you know what your values are? No. Is the right choice always the easy choice? Rarely! In the course of providing water and wastewater ser v ice to your customers, you face a multitude of choices every day. The more we become accustomed to doing the right thing, every day, the more it becomes a habit. When the really difficult choice comes, the easier it becomes to enlist an approving conscience. “We are our choices.” –Sartre
‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” In Hebrews 11:23-25, a man is shown making a difﬁcult choice. It was one that would have great consequences for him and for his relatives. You see this man was the adopted son of the daughter of Pharaoh and as such was set to live a life of luxury and have all his needs met for his entire life. His choice was a life of pleasure or a life of suffering. And his choice? “By faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king and chose to follow God.” After leaving Egypt, Moses became a shepherd until an amazing encounter with God. Then Moses faced a second choice – at the age of eighty to give up his comfortable life as a shepherd and obey God or not? Obviously he left home and went back to Egypt. In the course of providing water and To stand before the most powerful man wastewater service to your customers, on earth at the time and ask that he release the approximately two million people who you face a multitude of choices every were the backbone of Egypt’s economy day. The more we become accustomed was Moses’ third choice. “Let my people go” Moses said. to doing the right thing, every day, the Moses’ last message to more it becomes a habit. Pharaoh was the most difﬁcult because it involved blood and death and he knew the outcome.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012
From the President
Standard Operating Procedures for Flood Preparation and Response
Drought Management Planning
Fracking: Is it a Threat?
Disaster Relief in the Social Media Age
The Social Media Mullet
Nashville is a Smash
Rural Water Honors the Best of the Best
Throwing my Loop
Index to Advertisers / Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012