While the world and work might get me down at times, I know I'm meant to be different from the world and remain above the influence of this world. I let things, people, and details get to me daily, but it is how I react to those individual pieces that shows who is in control of my life. Do I want to look like the person who constantly is bitter about his situation? Or do I want to be the person who is strong in the pain and is an example for others to look up to? The latter is the direction I want to pursue, but that also involves crucifying the flesh daily to remain salty for those that I see daily and those who find me wandering the streets.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:5-6
Today, I literally told a co-worker that I was over getting upset and simply wanted to do the best job that I could do. There is nothing more that they can ask of me than what I can ask of myself. In one large instance I was relieved and scared because I know from now on, my life will be changing quite dramatically. In the end, I do not follow my own path, but the path that has been laid for me. I walk not alone, but with my Savior.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10