Anger, Wisdom, and Peace

There are days when it is hard to keep control of our temper.  I was no exception.  But these days, I am finding it easier.  It is a matter of prayer and deciding what is important.  Is it life or death?  Is eternity at stake? If the answer is no, then it doesn’t matter. So what if someone re-posts a devotional that I have written without giving me credit.  Truth is I am honored, it means I was listening when God was whispering.  God used me to inspire someone.  Not to mention that the message, the important part, is being spread.  To God be the Glory.  I mentioned eternity at stake, God doesn’t need me to fight for him. He needs me to spread His word.

My job is spread the message in a manner that people hear God’s word.  I always hoped that I could spread God’s word through the spoken word. But that is not my gift.
My gift is to write, not necessarily a big audience but I trust God that those that will benefit from what I write receive.

The course of action, no longer allowing myself to try to control everything, I finally get balance and self-care. It doesn’t require a lot of action. It requires giving things to God and only handling the things he inspires me to do. Wisdom

Actions taken through wisdom, prayer, time in the word, and speaking to God (a listening activity) Those things bring peace.

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I can

As I sit here watching my little dog sit in the sunbeam on the carpet in the living room, I am reminded of the warm feeling I get from just sitting in God’s warm embrace.

The one you get after studying the word, after praying while you are just sitting there quietly  just waiting. The moment right before you get your marching orders.
Just like my dog, I don’t want to leave that spot where it is warm and comforting.

While care of ones self is vital; not just your physical or mental self, but your spiritual self as well. There reaches a point where we have to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.  Maybe you help others without getting your hands dirty, most of us do hard work.  Even if it is not physically demanding.

I realize that although I am still in recovery, there are little things I can do to turn my eyes to others instead of just inward.  I can pray for people, I can write encouragement to people, and I can research things for people.

I can sit and make phone calls.  I can find work answering phones, editing, or writing.  I can type letters or other correspondence. Yes, for sometime I can’t do physical work; but that doesn’t mean I can’t live.  I can be productive.  It will just take some creativity to find a way to use my God-given talents.

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