Contentment In The Midst of A Crisis

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

~Isaiah 40:31 NIV

 

Today I felt such a joy and satisfaction at work. There was a major system down issue, which happened since yesterday early afternoon. This morning when I arrived at work, the computer system was still down. Now, this was a major issue because in order for me to prepare the assignments for my team of over sixty, the system is needed. The first thing I did was to pray and to present the day to God.  I also was calmed; I knew what to do and what process to follow. I have to say that in the middle of chaos, I felt a special form of contentment, because I knew how to handle the situation.

I am grateful to God that everything worked out well and when the system came back up, we just transcribed the information to the system. I also noticed how well the team responded to the crisis. I shared with them in our morning meeting that I needed their full cooperation on this matter to ensure we had a successful operation and they all responded well. I felt that everyone was more collaborative than ever before.

I have to say that the way we handled this situation brought so much joy to me today, personally and professionally. I felt the team worked extremely well together.

Having contentment in the midst of a crisis can be and should be applied in any area of our lives. It can be applied in our daily, personal lives. Doing the best we can and learning from our day-to-day experiences can prepare us to stay calm and to be content when crisis happen. When chaos happens, focus on the solution, not on the problem. Talk to your team (in your personal life, they are the people close to you, your loved ones); tell them that you need their full collaboration. In the midst of crisis, there is no time for drama, as drama is distraction and you need your full focus and full attention on problem solving of a real situation. The first thing I did after learning the system was still down was to pray. I presented my day to God. I asked Him for the wisdom to have a successful day. I am grateful to God for I did…we did.

 

God bless you, with love,

Querin