?In chapter 23, Stevens and Ung conclude their discussion of anger (the desire to control) and gentleness (the strength of meekness) by considering surrendered contentment – the outcome of a spirit-led life in the workplace.
How contented are you with the current state of your working life?
- Is you job providing you with satisfaction and fulfilment?
- Does the salary match the expectations of the organisation?
- How about your relationship with your colleagues or boss?
When our answers to these question are not positive, we often lapse into a complaining attitude – the outworking of a lack of contentment. As Ung points out:
‘It’s hard to be satisfied with what we have. However, as Christians, we are called to live a surrendered life. ?Such a surrendered life need not be a weakness but can be a position of strength. We are imitating the Lord Jesus, who demonstrated inner strength by walking resolutely toward the cross because he had surrendered his will to his loving Father.’