Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14 NIV
I have been reading & rereading this passage over the last couple of weeks. You see, I tend to get offended easily and often let the offender know my opinion of their “bad behavior”. I know that this attitude is completely un-Christlike and sinful…and yet I can’t seem to keep my mouth shut!
Why, oh why can’t I get off this merry-go-round?
Is it because I’m spending more
Is it because I am praying longer, more specifics & fervent prayers?
Is it because…
I do know that when my defenses are down because I am on a spiritual high, the evil one can sneak in and cause turmoil in an instant. And that’s all it takes for things to spiral out of control.
I know that I don’t always act in ways that honor You. I also know that my bad behavior can cause others to turn away from you. Please forgive me for going off the rails
It’s my desire to ABIDE in you and to be so tuned into your voice that my testimony is one of redemption, forgiveness and grace.
When the urge to react negatively comes upon me, show me a better way.
In Jesus Precious & Holy Name,