Recently, I was awakened
from my sleep upon hearing the word WAIT! In a still calm voice which did
not repeat itself said only once; wait. I believe and accept that this
was the voice of Gods Holy Spirit reassuring me about a few things I
sought Him for direction on.
The Holy Spirit being the great Comforter that He is, went on to have
me pen a few words in the dark, quickly writing on whatever paper I
could find on the night stand.
The dictated words were:
The Holy Spirit then
do you do this with; that is to say, who do you wait on, in a manner
that is described as calm, resting and expecting, assured of their presence,
follow through, commitment and contribution?
My response was;
who are faithful, dependable and consistently reliable.
The dialogue ended and I examined who are such people in my life. The closest
to the qualifiers were my husband, mother and maternal grandparents. But
no person, organization nor entity as on point, matching or surpassing
the faithfulness of The One True Living God.
Many times in the workplace
we are involuntarily asked to wait. Wait for a promotion, job transfer,
recognition, salary increase, additional staff, business expansion,
products and resources. Such waiting can be frustrating and very
uncomfortable especially if the duration of the wait time is indefinite.
The gold question of
the moment, the central message of this article is to encourage you
to seek ways to wait in peace knowing that whenever, whoever and whatever
all will be well.
I am of the professional
opinion that our faith in our workplace encourages us to believe that
what was communicated is truth. Prior consistent behavior will
dictate your level of faith to believe and subsequently wait.
Please forgive those persons managers and workplaces who may have disappointed
you. Accept that many of them meant you well; however things happen.
Just as you may have caused some degree of uncomfortable wait time for
your spouse, parent, child, extended family member, friend or colleague
at work, accept the disclaimer that no one and nothing is perfect. Commitments,
promises, oaths and agreements are frequently dishonored due to many
reasons, mainly over committing, an inability to deliver, irresponsibility
and ill intentions such as lack of integrity.
Businesses can change
in a split second due to external factors such as increased interest
rates, a natural disaster, consumer demand or political change.
Now more than ever, innovation drives business competition, client demand
and loyalty. Take for instance Smith Coroner; years ago they were
the leading manufacturer of typewriters. Along came the dos prompt PC
(personal computer) with floppy disk and the typewriter faded out and
surpasses the most advance typewriter, the word processor. Imagine
the intentions of Smith Coroner, management team and what their associates
could have been waiting on, only to experience their business closing.
The workplace is a
responsive environment. Once you understand this, allow yourselves to
wait in peace, knowing that things happen. Don’t take it personal.
Associates, it's time to wait in peace.
Recall a time that
you were told to wait, and you waited, rested, ever so calmly, with
expectancy and assurance.
What was that like
Who or what are you
currently waiting on?
What confidence do
you have in its arrival or their follow through?
Kaylus Horton is the Principal
of Renaissance Group of Companies. As a Certified Path Coach she facilitates
learning and discovery for the focus, direction and the pursuit of vision.
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