FYI: This week I have finally joined Facebook. So if you know me, "let's be friends!" If you don't know me, thanks for reading my blog and I hope you come back - but we can't be facebook friends.
You may (or may not) have noticed that I've posted a little less frequently this week. And, I feel that the posts I did make were of lower quality than usual.
This is because I try to keep my blog positive and I had a pretty lousy week. At least at work. Obviously, in these times I should be grateful that I even have a job, but when decisions are made that you disagree with and your voice your disagreement and you are effectively ignored...well, I don't want to make this about work. Because I'd like to keep working.
Anyhow I remember as a kid when I didn't want to go somewhere or do something my mom would tell me, "of course you're not going to like it, not with that attitude."
Somehow that never really sunk in.
Then last night I was reading my Bible and came across Colossians 3:22-25:
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, ork at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism."
The Message translation uses the word "servants" instead of "slaves." I felt so convicted by this, realizing that I was being pretty lousy at my job this week. I want to say that I went back today determined to do well, but it was actually simpler than that. There was no steely resolve, just a quiet peace about doing better. And honestly, by the end of the day I was slowing down quite a bit and feeling burnt out and bleary-eyed.
But for the first time this week I got to go home on time. And I felt a lot less grumpy when I got here.