I have found myself in very complex Relationships with my co-workers. One is through fault of my own, and I strive to let things flow smoothly between. As for the second, I am letting hurt feelings get the best of my Christian nature. Let me share with you my work related sins.
I have a fabulous co-worker who is a lot of fun. She’s single like me and isn’t ready for a new relationship. She has no problem attracting men, and her friends are always setting her up on blind dates. When she tells me about them, I have to fake excitement or happiness. Because I want that: to date and be loved. Also, I don’t want to be the only one of my friends that is single. But I realized last week that this Jealousy wasn’t allowing me to be the Friend I want to be. I have to realize that God has a plan for both of us. So I will be Patient, truly listen to her stories and pray for her happiness with the right man. I have prayed about this and am feeling like I can be a better Friend now.
For I can see that you are full of bitter jealousy and are held captive by sin.”
I have been holding on to Anger and not giving my Forgiveness for past wrongs. A co-worked has treated me disrespectfully and was not performing her job like she should. This made me Angry, and I have spent sometime mulling over her atrocities. The co-worker has since left my organization, but I was still Angry. Then last week, when I was having an epiphany about my Jealousy, I realized I wasn’t granting my Forgiveness and it was eating me up inside. So I have prayed each morning to let go of the Anger and wish her no ill will. The Anger has dissipated and I feel more at peace about my job in general.
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 23:43
I am often forgetful of my own work related lapses and sometimes need a reminder that I am not always being the best Christian to set the example. I feel now like I am getting back on that path.
Peace, Love and Prayer
Holly Weitz works for a nonprofit in central Alabama. She loves animals and spends her time enjoying a variety of water sports