01 May Excellent Spirit – May 11
By: Eddy Suki
It has been a very hectic 8 months since the project in my office started. Tight deadline, endless meeting and long working hours are part of our daily routine. The tense atmosphere in the office clearly shown on each individual faces. People becomes more fragile and a smile is a very rare commodity.
Personally, it has been a tremendous journey and a good learning experience, not only from professional point of view but more importantly from spiritual perspective. God has taught me a true meaning of “Excellent Spirit” in a professional world.
It’s all about the decision you make. People is easily committed with something new but lose their “steam” towards the end of it. It happens not only in the workplace but also in study, ministry, marriage and business. We should not make a decision based on our feeling. Commitment will enable us to make it through the hard time and provides us with endurance and perseverance to finish well.
“Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep” D Waitley
True character is revealed when people is under pressure. It is about how you respond to the challenges in your life. Your action will speak louder than your words. Character is not built overnight but through your life journey. Your moral value, education, family culture and friends are the contributors to your character development.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. Thisis how character is built. E Roosevelt
Obedience is not a word that commonly used in our society now, it is a value that might come close to its extinction. Certain groups of people in the society are using “Human Rights” and “Equal Opportunity” as the reason to cover their rebellious acts against any authority above them.
Obedience is about submission and discipleship. Obedience to the right authority will nurture the development of your characters and preparing you to be a good leader.
It is a great deal easier to do what which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibilities of not doing it B J Miller
Apart from the above, there are more values that I have learned through the journey (humility, grace, persistence, etc) that I wish I could share with you. All the wisdom and understanding I have learned reminded me to one person, Jesus Christ. His “Excellent Spirit” can be summed up:
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” Philippians 2:5-8.