Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I know better.

The other day one of my colleagues did "that thing" again that really bugged me. Being at the top of the hierarchy, he got away with it and being at the bottom of the hierarchy, I felt like I couldn't say anything. So I stewed about it all afternoon and evening. Woke me up middle of the night.

Realized, hey! Use Your Voice.

Next day, shared with my supervisor about what happened and how I wanted to talk to "him" about what he did. She encouraged me.

She asked, spontaneously, for a meeting with "him" as well as "her" (another higher-up who does "that thing" as well). Why was I so nervous!? (rhetorical question)

Talk talk talk we did. I shared how I felt. He shared why he did "that." She said she didn't even realize the impact. I was relieved!

I know better. Confront as soon as possible. At least I did it within 24 hours!

Christ Jesus, help me to be a good steward of my own soul. Guide me to say what I need and hold me in your arms as I become vulnerable, even with petty things. May I see Your face in all that I meet this day.

How are you talking through this moment?

Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. 2 Corinthians 1:12

1 comment:

  1. good for you. stories like this are encouragement for we 9s of the world.