It’s how it is said …

“Build up their courage, and discipline them if they get out of line. You’re in charge. Don’t let anyone put you down.” Titus 2:15

imageOne day I offered a volunteer in our office an opportunity to sit in and observe a planning meeting. After the meeting, she whispered to me, “How did I do?” And, from being annoyed with some of the comments she had made, I said, “I think you acted as if you know more than you really do.” Of course, she didn’t take that comment well and from that day on, I became the enemy in the office.

Apostle Paul sent Titus to take over his ministry in Crete, and asked him to “speak out on the things that make for solid doctrine.” (Vs. 1). He gave Titus specific instructions of what was expected of the older men, older women, younger women, and younger men to live disciplined lives and to become strong in their faith.

In regards to the volunteer, I failed to act like Paul. I set her up to fail by not adequately preparing her for the meeting.

Dear Lord, thank you for grace-filled supervisors and teachers. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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