It’s Thursday afternoon and I pray that you all are having a great week thus far. I on the other hand found myself extremely annoyed this morning. And for no reason! Okay actually, there was a reason but looking back on it, it wasn’t really a big deal.
So I have this schedule that I’m supposed to keep, otherwise nothing would get done. And I have stated before all the unnecessary pressure I place on myself to get these things done. Well at work yesterday, I was told that I had to stay a little later today. I had to find an activity to do with a group of children that I don’t normally work with. Just to be clear, I wasn’t upset at having to stay. I was upset at having to rearrange my schedule! I had gotten to a place where I temporarily no longer held an open mind, and was allowing this one situation to disrupt my balance. I was being dramatic! lol
But…I had to check myself, “like look you’re being petty and if it were anyone else you would tell them to stop whining.” So I did. Crazy thing is, I kind of enjoyed staying the extra few hours, and it wasn’t nearly as stressful as I thought it would be. I mean I’m hungry now, but I’ll eat in a few.
Seriously though, on what planet did I feel like I was too good to stay a few extra hours to help these kids get adjusted to their new environments? On what planet did I feel like what I had to do was more important than what anyone else had to do?
If I learned (or re-learned) anything from myself today it would be that my reaction to that situation was a little bit dependent on my sense of self importance… and that I need to humble myself. That I’m not that person who thinks themselves above others, because I’m really not. That my job is my job and until the fulfillment of my purpose manifest itself, I work for someone else. lol (shrugs shoulders with shy smile) I’m not perfect, but I’m teachable!
We have our schedules and our plans and our to do list all mapped out, but as they say “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Or as my brother says, “you have to leave room for a God factor.”I pray you all have a great day and a wonderful weekend! Stay humble! I love you all and I leave you with this…
Proverbs 16:18 NLT
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)