Watch your Mouth

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First, have you ever been so overwhelmed by clutter that it sort of paralyzes you?  For example, my desk looked like this moments ago:

As you can see, papers everywhere no room to even really put my arms to type except on top of the mess.  I was beginning to feel frantic.  So what did I do?

I shoved it all in a pile.  See, that’s how I have to operate.  One thing at a time.  I’m actually not very good at multitasking.  I am easily distracted and forget to go back to project A and finish it if I’ve been distracted by project B or C or etc.

Ahh, I feel like I can finally knock out my pile of stuff to do now that i have to look at only the top item.  And no, it’s not in any particular order.  So if I get to something I can’t immediately attend to or finish it’s going to the bottom of the stack.

Today has been one of the most frustrating work days I’ve had in a long time.  Instead of trumpeting my complaints here, let’s just suffice it to say that customer service is hard work–hence the reason for my blog title.  And now I’m going to remind myself of truth.

Proverbs 29:11 “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”
Proverbs 16:32 “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

Proverbs 26:4 “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.”
If you’re the praying type, join with me in praying that these truths will be seared on my heart.  Because out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks!

*UPDATE* the moment I hit “publish” on this post my phone rang.  A Board Member was calling to just tell me what a good job I was doing and to hang in there and not let anyone drag me down!  First of all, in our industry praise is a very rare occurrence. Secondly, the timing of that is too perfect to be called a coincidence, thank you Father for your kindness to me.  Isn’t our God good!?

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3 responses »

  1. My work verse (and I say it almost every day) is James 1:19: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” Now that's a challenging one.

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