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)

Friday, January 18, 2008

I work in a great corporation, it is filled with a lot of great people. It also has a handful of buttheads. It's like that everywhere (if you think it's not, you haven't worked there long enough). I loved the person I worked for, I had worked for her for 7 years, I loved what I did, but I was so stressed! And I think I had the worst desk in the office (at least it was that way for me). I moved my seat about 6 weeks ago, I continued to work on the same programs, with the same people, only at a different desk under a different director, all under the assumption that I would be getting new programs and someone else (2 people) would be taking my current programs.

I moved my desk and within, say, 1 minute, my attitude changed, and the chest pain subsided. Yes, that's right, chest pain. I think the chest pains were from lack of blood movement because I was so tense. Upon leaving everyday, I would stress over work, even when my phone rang when I was off, I jumped out of my skin, hoping I would not be called in. In December I got a call, everyone was in a panic, standing in the basement of Grace Gospel Fellowship on Friday at 2PM, I didn't know really what they thought I should do. I bet at that given moment my blood pressure was 21945/3455. I think that's an unsafe level. I think.

I have started the transfer of my job to one person and the rest will transfer in the next couple of weeks. I started working with two new guys, I can't even tell you how great it is to actually like to come to work everyday, to not lead the parade at 5PM because you just can't take it anymore, to not lose your hair due to stress. To work with people you love, I loved SOME of the people I worked with before, but my new desk/assignment was heaven sent. It's "a little heaven on the way to heaven".

Thank You Jesus for moving my desk, my workload subsiding. Thank You for knowing what I need, for knowing what's best for me, and thank You for everything You have done and will continue to do because You are an awesome God, and I love You!

1 Chron 16:8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done


Mrs. Mac said...

I'm glad you've moved your seat at work and now have lower blood pressure!

John Cowart said...

Hi Margie,
This is great news about your new position.
As King Solomon said, "There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw that it was from the hand of God". (Ecc. 2:24)
I'm glad you are finding joy in your work again.