Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Almost Funny! but not!

Proverbs 30:32-33
32 "If you have played the fool and exalted yourself,
or if you have planned evil,
clap your hand over your mouth!
33 For as churning the milk produces butter,
and as twisting the nose produces blood,
so stirring up anger produces strife."

Ok, so I posted about how I'm trying to live in, on, and by grace... so what happens? Two people come up to me and put me to the test.

I don't really know if I passed or not. The first one almost had me over the counter at her, but I just thought "this has got to be one of the dumbest broads I've ever seen in my life" (yes, that's what I really thought) and let her continue to be stupid. The last one, I just couldn't take her big fat mouth anymore and walked way mumbling "whatever". That was maybe a D+ on the grading scale but it was better than telling her off which is what Jesus was fighting my flesh because that's what I REALLY wanted to do. I just kept thinking "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?? AND DO YOU KNOW THAT I COULD MAKE YOU FEEL SO STUPID RIGHT NOW?" but instead just kept saying in my head "Jesus, one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth!".

In both these situations I just kept thinking "Grace grace grace grace grace grace" even though in both situations I wanted to turn around and be anything but graceful/grace giving. Part of me really did think that going after them will accomplish nothing, so just keep quiet and pray.

This is today's biblegateway verse of the day... “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”- James 3:17-18


Pat said...

This really illustrates my post last Sunday. Eph 4:26 tells us its ok to be angry, but not to let that anger become other words sin not!
I loved your opening verses, they say a mouth full!
I tend to be like you, wanting to "correct" what I consider bad behavior. I have found out the hard never changes anyone, just makes you look out of control.
Your doing a great job recognizing when grace needs to be your name...keep on keeping on!

Lynette said...

Great post was also one of those days when it felt as if all the fruit of the spirit fell off my tree!

Trish said...

Kindness and Self-Control...2 Fruits of the Spirit that I TRY to live by.
You are doing a fine job Sister...keep on picking Fruit!

Becky said...

i'm just proud of you!

Lynette said... it okay if I use this image on my blog?