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THINK BiG (Business in God)

OUR REFLECTION AT WORK - A MINI SERIES

The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23

Roundtable: What, or who, challenges YOUR patience at work?

Is it a coincidence that the fruit of patience follows the fruit of peace? I don't think so - they are so closely related. Think about this - can you be a patient person if you don't have peace? We could look at it in reverse - how much more likely will you have peace if you already possess patience?

Psychologist Sherrie Campbell says, "Impatience is a habit, and so is patience. When we lack patience, we are unable to delay gratification for more than the moment, which fills us with frustration. Frustration is the emotional energy that drives 'quitting.' When we're impatient, we're unable to work toward our business goals in a dedicated fashion." We become our own enemy - frustrated, and even ready to quit on a business project, a deal, or an employee.

Sherrie goes on to say, "We fulfill our potential with patience. Through patience we are able to offer our distinctive mark of excellence to the world. This is no small thing, for the world desperately needs the best of what each of us has to offer." The world sees us!

So this brings us back to the question about what, or who, tries our patience at work. Ecclesiastes 7:8 says "patience is better than pride". That's what causes most interpersonal conflicts at work - pride. It's impatience that drives us to skip steps or race ahead, causing us to miss warning signs that might lead us to a rash decision, or comment, or an action.

Scripture implores us to "admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone." (1 Thessalonians 5:13-14) James 1:4 says, "Perseverance (patience) must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." THAT'S what we need - to be lacking in nothing! In our businesses, in our families, in our hearts.

Roundtable questions: (reread verse)

Who at your table maintains the fruit of patience?

For everyone else, what, if any, of the above is speaking to you?

What is your plan to practice patience at work?

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