“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (Proverbs 16:32). NKJV
The scene was simply horrid. It was a situation that human resources and the plant supervisor would have to address. Here’s what happened. A costly mistake was made in the finance department. A very large invoice in the accounts payable was overlooked which resulted in significantly lowered profits for the company that month. Jim burst into the finance office where the four employees were working and exploded at Dorothy. “How could you make such a dumb mistake? You knew that invoice had to go out that week. How could you let this happen?” he shouted in front of the other employees. This went on for several moments. Dorothy sat, listened, held her tongue, checked her rising anger and then quietly and calmly said, “Jim, you told all four of us in a meeting to hold that invoice until you got back with us. You had one more thing to check. So when you are ready for us to send it, please let us know, and we will be glad to do so.” Off he stormed. Lynda looked at the shaken Dorothy and said, “According to the book of Proverbs, you are stronger than one who takes a city.”
For today: How would you have reacted if you had been Dorothy? Jim’s supervisor would have to address Jim’s actions. But what a testimony Dorothy was. What a testimony you can be as well.