June 28, 2019
Word of the day: My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20 NIV
I sit back and think of when the last time I enjoyed a Friday. Today is going to be one of those days. It’s meeting day, some attacks may happen during this meeting. Thank God for speaking James 1:19-20 to me during meditation.
Take a moment and think about today and going into the meeting. What can be done during the meeting that can prevent anger? There are injustices at the job, there are things that can take time and time is something we do not have. Part of the injustice is that maybe there are not enough people for the amount of work that needs to be done. There may be so many egos, prideful people that can be selfish at times and talk so much that many people will stop listening. God doesn’t like ugly. If it is not in God’s desire, he doesn’t like it. Instead of anger, take your hurt to God. Take how you feel and let God fight that battle. These issues will take many miles and not minutes. Maybe you walk into a meeting and say I wish the manager can recognize and say what a good job you all are doing and thank you for your work, it’s been a difficult week. Understanding and realizing the hard work put in throughout the week, the issues that arise that was solved, the complaints that can drain people out. This is the type of listening that can happen versus talking so much. Take a moment and reflect on James 1:19-20 and the day ahead of you. Let’s pray!
Father, you are good. Today will be the biggest challenge for anyone that is not on the high road of success. I pray for egos and prideful people as we walk into our meeting today. I pray that people recognize that talking so much and listening so little can show that other people’s opinions and thoughts are not valued. I pray that as we walk in today that we can be the best for you. I thank you for allowing me to do these devotions with a good heart. I give you all the honor and praise and ask all these gifts in Jesus name, Amen!