How am I treating my colleague?

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Global village

Slowly and steadily the world is turning into a global village. We all have to work together with different kinds of people all around the globe. We encounter people who have different perspectives and experiences.

Less experienced

Sometimes we encounter colleagues who may be less experienced. They may be less knowledgeable. How do I deal with such colleagues? Do I get agitated and impatient with such colleagues?

Unfriendly

Some colleagues are unfriendly and hostile. What should I do with this kind of colleagues? There is no second opinion. Such kind of unsolicited behaviour need to be reported to the higher authority.

More experienced

Some colleagues are more knowledgeable and experienced. Their performance may outshine our performance. They may be more successful than me. How do I deal with such successful colleagues? Should I be jealous?

Saul and David

Saul was the king of Israel. David was a junior colleague of Saul. David successfully defeated Goliath the giant. David was appreciated more than Saul. Saul wasn’t happy with this development.

Jealous Saul

Saul decided to finish David as he was becoming more popular than Saul. To halt any further progress and promotions of David, Saul decided to kill David. Saul was so much obsessed about his craze to finish David, he left many wars to chase David.

David: Faithful employee

God spared the life of David on several occasions. David was always kind to Saul. David had multiple opportunities to take revenge on Saul. David decided not to lay his hands on the anointed of the Lord.

1 Samuel 26:11 NASBS
The LORD forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the LORD’S anointed; but now please take the spear that is at his head and the jug of water, and let us go.”

End of Saul

Ultimately Saul was killed in one of the battle. Eventually David was crowned King of Israel. Saul tried to ruin David’s career and he miserably failed. The Lord God had chosen David to be the next King. Saul could never win against David as God was protecting and shielding David from all his enemies.

Action

Dear friend, let us deal kindly and patiently with our colleagues. You never know whom God has chosen to be the next head. It is possible that your colleague may be the next head of the department. It is also possible that God may make you head of your department. Trust in the Lord to open the door. Don’t push the door which God has shut.

The doors

Whichever door God has opened no one can shut and similarly whichever door God has shut no one can open.

Thanks for reading. God bless you.

Shalom 🕊️

From the Bible blogger 😃🙏

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