Today is Tuesday and you are now into your week. Yesterday I mentioned that you might be looking at the week to come and realize you have a number of challenges that must be dealt with. Facing those challenges was the crux of my post.
As you approached some of your challenges yesterday, did you give any thought as to how you would act while taking care of business? I don’t mean were you aggressive, professional or success oriented while working with others? As a child of God you have the responsibility for conducting yourself in such a way as to reflect Jesus Christ and God’s love in you and for others.
Paul writes in Colossians that we should “Conduct ourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” There is a lot of wisdom in that passage. Why?
Think about that one co-worker or supervisor that is especially difficult to work with. I think all of us at one time or another have been in that situation. How did you handle it? With wisdom and love or were you passive-aggressive in your approach? No matter how you handled the situation, if your response was not seasoned with salt (love), then you probably weren’t too successful in achieving your goals.
The best example we have to follow in our daily lives is Jesus Christ. Think about how He responded when dealing with the Pharisees and Sadducees of the day. No matter what the situation or who He was dealing with, Jesus responded with wisdom and love.
That’s your goal for today. Respond with wisdom and love in all that you say and do. You will be blessed.