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