And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:7
“Did Ronald respond to your good morning?” Carl inquired. “If a grunt is considered a response,” Jennifer answered. “I wondered what happened between Friday when he left wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and this morning when he’s acting like Scrooge?” “A meteorologist’s forecast of rain and thunderstorms for the week.” “That’s right, our bosses’ moods are directly correlated to the weather,” Carl declared. “Which means it’s time I pull out my winter clothes because it’s about to get cold in here,” Jennifer surmised.
The above scenario is inspired when as an employee, my co-workers and I would speculate over the workplace atmosphere based on our manager’s mood. Therefore, my supervisor could alter and shape my emotional state of mind by his conduct. And although I could easily now rationalize my behavior as Christian immaturity, however, doing so is to overlook the knowledge that existed but wasn’t activated.
While we are instructed to love each other, it does not include forfeiting inner peace and joy. These gifts are from God; therefore, they cannot be taken by outside influences other than if willingly relinquished. I encourage you throughout this week to activate the power given within you to maintain harmony no matter the climate around you. Your forecast is God’s Word and if it doesn’t change, neither should you.