I’m approaching the end of week 6 at this assignment and I confess, I catch myself complaining and whining nearly every single day. I see so many things that I would change, but I don’t have the ability to make the changes because I am just passing through. Pride has reared its ugly head and I don’t like who I am in this place.
For every complaint I make against this hospital, I hear a voice in my head ask if I am giving the best care I can give? When I receive a patient from the ER who is a sweaty mess, am I taking the time to clean him up? Or am I doing the minimum I can do to pass him off to the next person? Am I allowing myself to be influenced by bad behavior or am I influencing others by representing the Lord?
I want to do better. I want to represent the Lord well. I want to be unconditionally humble. I want to persevere and be an influencer, not a fool tossed about on waves of anxiety and self pity.
‘ With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.’ Proverbs 25:15
O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense. Proverbs 8:5
The battle continues…