The Christian Public Servant – “that bad attitude day”

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The Christian Public Servant – “that bad attitude day” 

July 6, 2017 – Thursday 

Reading
Ephesians 4:31[NLT] Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Reflection
Yesterday, my supervisor assigned me to another task that was not a part of my job description. Being unfamiliar with the duties, I thought about everything that could go wrong. Despite catching on after an hour or so, I remained angry. I treated everyone coldly and, in a few instances, impolite. By noon, the look on my face revealed to one and all that I was having that bad attitude day.

At lunch a coworker sat me down, and we prayed that God would remove all negativity from my heart. Before lunch time was over, I realized God would not approve of my behavior. As the afternoon began, I apologized to my coworkers and supervisor. And guess what, I fell in love with my new task assignment and hope that I can do these tasks again!

The workplace brings out a lot of emotions. When things don’t go your way, that doesn’t mean you can take it out on others. After all, having that bad attitude day can easily lead to a poor reputation and bad assessment – the kind you really don’t want. It also displeases the Lord.

At work today, if negativity starts to enter the equation, pray before things develop into that bad attitude day. Bitterness, rage, anger, and harsh words are not worth it – neither in your workplace nor in His kingdom. So be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving – just as Christ is to you!

Prayer
Dear God, thank You for this workday. Let no negativity enter my heart. Let me bear all challenges in a manner that pleases You. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Lakisha Williams, BSW 
Personal Care Aid 
Ability Works 
Jackson, Mississippi USA 
and MPA Candidate 
Belhaven University 
Jackson, Mississippi USA

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