For two weeks this month, I had to work on Friday. Normally I only work four days so I’m not so swamped from labor, but it was all hands on deck. Despite how busy both those Fridays were, I was able to finish my route before sunset one Friday and then be back on offsite before sunset the following Friday. My God accommodates me even when I work extra days.
Lately my workload has been a little challenging. I anticipated it because myself and other coworkers were informed ahead of time. Still when the work came it was far from fun. As with any job, my mood was tested. But at some point I decided in my mind, I don’t want to be angry. I considered all those work days in the past in which I stayed in my negative feelings about the work load and the unexpected obstacles that would lie ahead. I shuttered at the things I grumbled to myself. The past head aches I had a hand in giving myself. I choose to just get the work done and not grumble at what I cannot control.
Meditating on those words, I clocked back into work and gave not a frown; a curse; or a raising of my voice for the remaining of the day. Instead I considered how blessed I was for my job. I thought about getting to have Friday Night vespers with my parents and church family soon I thought about my fiancée whom I’d get to talk to soon. Thought about being able to lay down and drift to sleep after the day was completed.
I praise the Lord for many years of employment and being able to find it. As a delivery driver I have further learned patience towards others by communicating with customers. Communicating on the phone with strangers encourages me to be more confident to say hello to someone face to face outside of a work scenario. Organizing packages has encouraged me to be more organized period. Navigating through cities has given me more knowledge of the state and made me more willing to travel to unfamiliar areas. Not to mention I’m a little more confident while on the roads in almost any weather and time of day. Moreso it is the knowledge that God is with me that keeps me calm behind the wheel. My current occupation is good for the body as it involves cardio and heavy lifting. That’s my workout for when I don’t have time to hit the gym.
We’re never not going to be in environments that will not frustrate us every once in a while, but we can choose to not stay bothered.