“You will keep in perfect peace, all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
Prorogue. I’d never heard of the word. You may have never either, unless you are British and are familiar with Great Britain’s deep constitutional matters. A Prorogue has not been used in centuries, but this past week it was in the news. A British Parliament lawmaker suggested that if the Brexit negotiations could not be completed in a timely and successful manner that the Queen use her royal prerogative and adjourn the current Parliament, thereby allowing her involvement to make what decisions that need to be made. I doubt we will see this Prorogue for the same reason we just don’t go around our companies disbanding teams, exiting large groups of decision makers and taking over as if we are the only ones in control. It just doesn’t work that way, however there might be people in the organization who fear that it just might happen. We have begun to see surprise layoff announcements. Those put people (inside and outside of the company affected) on edge. I don’t know, no one does, but if we begin to drift back into a place where instead of high confidence in the job market, worries and fears start to creep in, we are going to have to exercise new muscles of settling people and convincing them that a company Prorogue isn’t in the making.
I know that before I can be a peacemaker, that I must be at peace. I know that before we can sing in harmony, we need to be on key. In our workplaces one of our roles as believers has to be that we are willing to be the peacemakers. It is the way of our Lord. But to do that, to be led to do that, we must be at peace ourselves. In Isaiah we learn that we can be kept in peace if we trust and keep ourselves fixed on Christ. If we aren’t at peace today, then it could be that our focus and thoughts are in the wrong place.
Reference: Isaiah 26:3 (New Living Translation)