Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Meet kindness

Second knife down... that's kindness. Is that what they mean when they say "kill 'em with kindness"?

I had to deal with that garbage yesterday, and I did. I walked into work, knowing that I was going to have to deal with someone who just doesn't quite get it. She doesn't get that being snitty really doesn't get you far in life. Nice guys do not finish last.

And so, I had to deal with her, and she was a B word, and that's ok. You know why? Because she only hurt herself. Not doing her work correctly, handing off 90% her programs, leaving her with not much, only hurts her. If you think I won't document that she did mostly everything wrong and her attitude, you are wrong. Notes were taken, and attitude will be noted.

But here's the thing, I could have let it affect me (outside of my stomach ache). I didn't, which is a big step for me! I was so excited about Fuel, that I didn't care - ok, I cared a little, but I prayed for her. And had another leader pray for her (and it wasn't the "God - strike her down" prayer). I hope that she learns, and not the hard way. I hope that God's grace surrounds her, I hope that she gets past her attitude and her wrong way of doing things to help her be a better person.

And for myself, I hope that I can look past yesterday when she needs to learn something, and teach it to her (if I am able), my hope for myself, is that I can live and love like Jesus. And that I don't let any of my joy be stolen.

I will tell you though, I will rebuke satan everyday, because he just can't get in the way of the good work God is doing in me, and around me.

Matthew 22:36-40 36"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."


KayMac said...

I am sure you are teaching her about Christ all the time, even when you aren't being deliberate about it!

Heather Smith said...

Love is such an important thing. It is actually going to be my topic for tomorrow. Loving your enemies is sometimes the hardest thing I think Christ asks of us, but it is also one of the most rewarding things when we do it!

Jada's Gigi said...

Hang in there girl! I know you handled it beautifully. God is doing such a work in you.

Mrs. Mac said...

Just start singing the tune "this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine" when you feel satan wanting to blow it out.

Sara said...

to quote you, whooo hoooo!

Tonya said...

It will get better Margie, Hang in there! Love ya, and praying for her and you.