Making It Work At Work
By Jamell Meeks
When “iron sharpeneth iron,” it causes friction. And when friction happens, things heat up. We are all taught as youngsters to avoid differences. We may come to believe a person is not our friend unless they always agree with us. But it is important that we always be willing to exchange ideas and to challenge one another in order to grow. When we are in the workplace, it is often difficult to have an “iron sharpeneth iron” relationship with co-workers. We often don’t trust each other enough to share ideas, fearing someone will take credit from us or that we will be criticized. But when we share ideas and provoke one another to good works, we become valuable employees, our thoughts become sharper; and we, in turn, can sharpen others. Then the workplace becomes energized and exciting. Trust the Word of the Lord in your workplace today. (3, p.799)
Excerpt from the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible, King James Version
Copyright © 2012 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Notes and articles copyright © 2012 by Michele Clark Jenkins and Stephanie Perry Moore