Within the past couple of weeks, I have been tested quite a bit. As you have probably noticed, I didn't do too much (if any!) complaining. I must say, I am quite proud of myself. There have been so many different occasions lately that I have wanted to rant but I held it in.
There have been a handful of Bible verses that have helped to keep me sane...
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or
you will be like him yourself. (Proverbs 26:4)
Lord, I pray that you help me to be quick to think like You, slow to speak, and slow to react. I pray for the mind of Christ today and every day. I pray that you are with me and remind me of your Word when I encounter a situation that my flesh wants to take over and act in a foolish way.
Even if you're reading this blog and you might not believe how I believe...you can think of it in a perspective that - if someone heard you saying something unwholesome about a situation you're dealing with, would you rather them hear you speak about it in a wholesome way or a way that makes you seem just as bad as them?
Trust me, I know how hard it is to not overreact and not say everything you are thinking...but I have accepted that playing the part of the "bigger person" takes work. It even helps the party you are dealing with take a minute and realize how foolish they are acting.
Hope your Friday is absolutely lovely! <3
Hi Cami - nice to have you join us for HWF! Have a wonderfully blessed day!ReplyDelete
Amen to that Cami!ReplyDelete
I have been working on this as well. Keeping my mouth shut is kind of hard sometimes! But I continue to pray and work on it!
Thanks for joining in this week!
First off, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sweet comment yesterday. You COMPLETELY made me smile. :)
Secondly, kudos to you, girl, on not ranting! :) I know how hard that can be.
Your positive attitude is SO inspiring. I love the verses you included in this post, too. I love reading your posts - I always feel uplifted! :)
I hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for this! This is definitely an area I struggle in.ReplyDelete
So nice to have you on His word Friday meme, those 2 proverbs are great and encouraging.
Welcome and hope to see you around.
P.S love your header
I love those verses! Things at work are actually going a little bit rough and I think those words were exactly what I needed! Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Hope you are having a great weekend! XOXO, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights
Hi! Great post! It's hard to be quiet and not complain but it's so important! Good job!ReplyDelete
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