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)

Monday, March 08, 2010

James 3 - No more garbage! In or Out

So, if you know me, you know that on any given day I could (I’m using past tense for a reason!) drop enough bombs to blow up a small country. I can’t even remember how long I’ve been swearing, but it’s been a long time, I think since at least 4th grade. Yikes about 28 years.

God’s been really working on me with this… I used to tell Muscle Mike that as long as he smoked I could swear, well, he quit smoking and I didn’t quit swearing. It’s been 14 months since the deal that I didn’t follow through with… Yikes.

Last night was a big step. I broke down “I don’t want to swear anymore’, though I am not sure how Muscle Mike understood me. To you that might not be a big deal, but it is a big deal to me, ‘for out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks’ (Luke 6:45). So I was thinking if someone judged me by my mouth, they might mistake me for someone who doesn’t love Jesus. Yikes.

Please pray for me, I’ve compared swearing to walking around with a lit cigarette in your mouth, and trying not to smoke it… I don’t want to swear anymore. This is a big hurdle to jump over. But Mark 10:27 says Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."  Woo Hoo!

This is not impossible with God.


KayMac said...

will be praying for you!

Trish said...

Girl, you can do it!

Pat said...

Bad habits are so hard to break aren't they..for me it's eating too's not swearing or smoking, but just the same, it doesn't honor God, and this body he gave me.
Dear Lord,
I thank for for my precious sister, I ask that you hear her prayer and honor her request. May the words that proceed out of her mouth reflect the goodness of her heart...and in it all, may you be glorified! Amen!