I do not usually write about things that happen at work for obvious reasons, but yesterday I had an encounter that I had to share, as I think it happens to a lot of us.
I was talking with a co-worker, lets call him the guy I was talking to, when another co-worker, who I will refer to as the other guy, come up to our conversation. The other guy sat down next to me and starting to ask me a question as if the guy I was talking to was not present. I was shocked, and I sort of wanted to punch the other guy in the face. ( true story). But agitated, I looked at the guy I was talking to and then at the other guy and said “Did you see that we were talking?”.
The other guy responded like in total shock, “Oh, I’ll wait’.
And he just sat there expectantly. The guy I was talking to and I just sort of stared at each other for a few seconds, and then I turned my attention to the other guy, as the guy I was talking to grumbled something about talking with me later.
That sort of stuff… well as you can see I am writing about it the next morning.
The next morning, after I spend a few minutes in Ephesians 4.
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
Really, even with the other guy?
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Sometimes for just a second or two I despise forgiveness. But well, that doesn’t last too long!
Today I will go back out there. Dealing with the other guy and his issues, reminded that God through Christ has dealt with mine!