The squeal of the alarm goes off just seconds after I open my eyes. Why does that alarm go off every morning and I dread the start of a new day? Why do I have to get out of bed this early and pretend that I like my job and co-workers? I know that nobody anywhere else in the world could possibly have to deal with co-workers who do not seem to have the brain that God gave a goose! I hit the alarm and stretch my still tired legs. The sunrays are starting to come up over the horizon as I look out the kitchen window and hit the button on the coffee maker. The smell of coffee fills the house as I dress for work.
As I sit down with my coffee and bible, I ready my mind for a little quiet time with God and I pray that my day is a good one. I open my bible and start reading. My mind briefly strays off His word, and starts to think about the day ahead. Will my boss be as unwilling to hear my suggestions today as he was yesterday? Will the office gossip be the topic of the day instead the work at hand? My mind races at all these thoughts. I look at the closing scripture in my daily bible reading, Colossians 3:23 NIV: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” My mind slows as I take in His word., like a deep breath of fresh spring air after a long winter, I feel a peace in my soul. The day can begin.
Prayer: Lord as I prepare my day in work and play let me remember whom I am truly serving.
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Sister, it is the very verse that God gave me before coming to this new duty station. I prayed not to be taken away from my family. I prayed not to be removed from what became my home. I prayed and prayed, but I prayed His will and this verse was given to me. A little pick me up. If you think it is hard getting up in the morning at the prospect of coworkers, try waking up stacked 3 high with 100 of them. Good news is that God is right there to meet us when we wake. Thank you. God bless.