So here am I on work, initially feeling myself. I was happy and ready to function. Then came in a co-worker with a sulky disposition and boy she was “lighting” up the atmosphere with her persona.
Within seconds I felt a negative feeling wanting to consume me. My countenance was screaming, “don’t talk to me”. Trust me I know what my face looked like. Why though? Why was I conformed to this? Honestly I can’t say but it didn’t last long. I stripped myself of my lab coat, hustled to the washroom and prayerfully recalibrated. Oh the joy I felt when walking back to the lab.
It is now a couple hours after this happened and I am please to say, my coworker is in better spirits. She came around.
What am I getting at? Simply, Don’t be swayed by people’s emotions. Sometimes what they need is a little bit of your bubbly spirit to get them through the day. What could have transpired if I communicated with her as grumpy as she was with me. HAVOC. TOTAL MAYHEM. Thank God for his wisdom, I was able to handle this with ease and a pleasant smile. Now things are in order. Don’t let someone’s misery make you miserable. Take charge of the situation and let your gracious behaviour be an example and fall over to others.
I’m out….. Back to work.
Doing everything “as a representative of the Lord Jesus” means bringing honor to Christ in every aspect and activity of daily living. As a Christian, you represent Christ at all times-wherever you go and whatever you say. What impression do people have of Christ when they see or talk with you? What changes would you make in your life in order to honor Christ?
Col.3.17.kjv And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Father I thank you for yet another day. Today I seek your wisdom for everyday living. I ask that you help me to walk according to your precepts, not just for me but for the building up of the Kingdom of God. Let me be an example for the world to see. Let my life be a vessel that can be used to draw men to you and I thank you for answering this prayer, in Jesus name. Amen.
Paul told the Colossian Christians not to let others criticize their diet or their religious ceremonies. Instead of outward observance, believers should focus on faith in Christ alone. Our worship, traditions, and ceremonies can help bring us close to God, but we should never criticize fellow Christians whose traditions and ceremonies differ from ours. More important than how we worship is that we worship Christ. Don’t let anyone judge you. You are responsible to Christ.
Reference: Colossians 2: 16 – 17
Father thank you for this day. I pray for your love to be so enriched in me, that I be my brothers keeper and not his beater. Just as you commanded, help me to bear up each other in love, rather than look on to criticize my brethren in Christ. I pray for this kind of heart to be placed in all who profress Christ and do thank you for answering this prayer. In Jesus name. Amen