Yesterday I disregarded a direct order at work. Today I suffered the wrath of my boss because of it. I had my boss tell me one thing and my supervisor tell me another. I made the mistake of listening to my supervisor instead of the head honcho himself. My boss really let me have it today and it made me feel about 2 inches tall.
Amidst feeling stupid and ashamed I came to the conclusion that God has done a good work in me and now it is working it's way through me. Looking back ,which I hate to do, I realize that the old me would have taken this reprimanding the wrong way. I would have tried coming up with excuses. I would have put the blame on someone else. I would have let this eat at me and decide my attitude for the rest of the day. I would have said and thought some nasty things towards everyone involved in this mishap.
Instead of getting all upset, I just took the blame like a man. I disobeyed a direct order, I am to blame. I had a problem to solve and I did not solve it. I did not let this effect my mood for the rest of the day. I let it go and didn't hold anything against anyone. This is a huge change for me, considering how I would of normally responded. Praise be to God. Spending time with God and in His Word does pay off. I can't wait to see what kind of changes are on their way for the new year.