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Remember the (perceived) protection of your youth? Trust in the adult world was great; great faith in those who stood higher. Now you see from a greater view those you trusted often failed; those who stood in perfection were not perfect. Now you stand. Those in their youth look to your face, your life. Imperfection you know well, but to them it is hidden, also it is in the workplace. Those above carry a great burden. Perfection is your expectation, but never your portion from their hand. You look to the wrong hand. Blessing at work and blessing at home, are not the production of those in charge. A higher view you must have. A view not of man, but of Holy eyes, that see and seek the ways of God. Lift your eyes above those that order. They are of imperfection as you are. Give to them forgiveness, as you give forgiveness to your own weakness, and as I forgive you. Bless them as they try, as I bless you. All are struggling to become whom I have created them to be, but cannot attain without Me. Give My grace, as I extend the same to you.
Eph. 4:31-32 (ESV) – Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Bottom Line: It is easy to expect perfection from our bosses, employees and our coworkers. It is easy to gossip about their shortcomings too. No matter how hard we all try and give great effort to our work, we all make mistakes. At times we have poor judgment and miss the mark. We need to forgive others as we forgive ourselves, and as He forgives us.