Friday, September 09, 2016


So.... my job has sucked a big one lately. I've mentioned a few things in the past, but this week our company switched computer software - which is how we do everything. And let's just say it is not going well. Integral people have been gone. There has been minimal training. No one knows what they're even supposed to do. I don't even know how to take a payment, much less rent a storage unit or do reports or bank reconciliations or anything else. So it's just a little stressful.

Add to that the fact that tomorrow I will have to cover someone else's facility, so not only do I not know what to do at mine, and it's just one big jarbled mess.

But I was thinking this morning... Not only has my job sucked, but so has my attitude. I've been more concerned about how all these things impact me, and not at all concerned about trying to help, or helping anyone else. Yes, I'm old, and maybe too old to learn new tricks, but I should also be better than this.

I need to let my mind dwell here for a little bit (Philippians 2:1-11):
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

I have not had this mindset. I wish it was as easy as simply putting my mind to it, but it's not. So I confess my poor attitude and ask for forgiveness. Help me, Lord, to keep things in perspective and to have a better attitude about work, and life in general. Amen.