Most times, people do not loose their job because of technical incompetence, but because of relational incompetence; they do not know how to get along with others. If you have control of the 3 directions that James gave, the probability of that happening to you will be removed.
- Be swift to hear! When you are calm and do not react, you obtain understanding and respect! "A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards." Proverbs 29:11
- Slow to Speak! If you talk too much or too fast, there are 3 tips to slow you down: [a] Stop talking and inhale. Count up to ten. You can go to the restroom. [b] Practice not interrupting. Allow the other person to continue what they are saying until they are through. [c] Ask yourself these questions: Why am I talking too much? Is it insecurity? Anxiety? The need to control? The desire to impress? The reason most of us try to convince, impress or control others is we have a hard time trusting God to work things out. That is, "our talk issue, is a trust issue."
- Slow to wrath! When you observe the first two directions, you will come out all right on number 3. It will just happen.
You can make progress on these 3 directions and you can start now. If you do it consistently, you will say to yourself, "I am glad that I took the wisdom of God seriously."
Welcome to the month of Grace