November 5, 2017

Handle It

I’ve been in an inordinate amount of meetings these past several weeks.   I have been in so many meetings that I haven’t been able to do any of my regular job responsibilities in a timely manner.  I have follow up items I have to do from being in these meetings, and I haven’t had any time to do them except to try and do them before/after work.  This is not just happening to me but I can see that many of my co-workers are feeling the same “meeting overload” that I am experiencing.

I understand that this is just a phase and that things will soon calm back down.  What I am going through is not going to be permanent and all of these extra assignments and meetings are just temporary.

Yet one thing I have noticed many of my co-workers and I are doing is starting to complain about how many more meetings, assignments, and just overall work we have. It is weighing us down, and we have started to vent to each other about “another meeting we have to attend” or “a report that I was asked to prepare by tomorrow” .

But a Real Christian Businessman doesn’t stand around with others and complain about his work.  Instead he uses these added responsibilities and meetings as an opportunity to show His faith in God.  Instead of complaining like everyone else, he uses this as an opportunity for others to see his faith in action at work by not complaining, by  just “doing”, and setting an example for others by having a “can do” attitude. He has an attitude of appreciation and expectancy rather than one of complaining or grumbling.

 “ Do everything without grumbling and arguing.”  Phil 2:14 CSB

I have fallen into the grumble trap several times these last couple of weeks.  So I am writing this today not only for your sake, but for my sake as well.

When we are in this state of mind, wanting to complain about all that is going on at work, let’s take a step back and remember what a blessing it is to even have work to do and use this current trial (that will soon pass!) as an example for others around us.

Remember, others are watching how we react!

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