No big, drastic, life changing issues, mind you;
Just the little annoyances that pound away at me...
- Repeated mistakes;
- Getting stuck in long, drawn out discussions with people who like to gossip and start arguments.
- A headache that won't go away.
- A messy house that I can't seem to get caught up on cleaning.
- Those little things that my husband does/doesn't do that seem to bother me more than usual.
It is easy for Satan to use my emotions against God and others, which is why Paul instructs us to "not give the devil a foothold."
Is He checking to see if I can handle the little things in life that wear me slowly down?
I start to wonder that if the little things in life start to become the big things, how can I ever become a true disciple of God? How can He trust me with the big things, if I fail so miserably with the small things that so easily upset me?
I know that through the Holy Spirit's leading, I can overcome the small things that start to be big. I'm reminded of the saying:
I refuse to let anger; disobedience; wrath; hurt, etc, remain on the inside of me.
I immediately; began to pray.
I don’t know about you.
I can feel; when an ill-feeling is rising up in me.
If it is not the fruits; that the Lord speaks about:
- Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.—Proverbs 15:18 (NIV)
"Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tem"pered displays folly." - Proverbs 14:29
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." —Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)
Today, I choose to have patience and I pray I will be the person who does the things that make life more positive.
Lord remind me to keep things in perspective and not turn the small things into big things. Amen.
Continuing to list all the blessings(gifts) Christ has shown me and rejoicing in Him alone!!! at "Multitude on Mondays"
1,334 - Two families of Canadian geese that stopped in our yard to have dinner.
1,335 - Catching fish off of our pier at our lakehouse.
1,336 - A fun Friday afternoon, shopping with my friend!
1,337 - Time with my parents and in-laws.
1,338 - Cool weather for Mother's Day...slowing me down to enjoy family time together
1,339 - My hubby, who bought me flowers, a sweet card, and made me french toast for breakfast for Mother's Day....even though he has had allergies the past week.
1,340 - A phone call from my son, who couldn't be with me for the first time ever on Mother's Day.(Oh, how I miss him!)
1,341 - Learning to daily live out the fruit of the Spirit, even with the small things.
1,342 - Enjoying a few minutes taking in a sunny afternoon, without any pressures or a tight schedule.
Also linking over to these blog hops:
Hear It on Sunday/Use It on Monday (Michelle DeRusha)
Weekend Brew (My Freshly Brewed Life)
Soli Deo Gloria Party (Finding Heaven)
Sharing His Beauty (Beauty In His Grip)
Titus2sdays (Time-Warp Wife)
Gratituesday (Heavenly Homemakers)
Winsome Wednesday(My Daily Walk in His Grace)
Wednesday's Word (He Cares for Us)
UNITE (Rich Faith Rising)
Thrilling Thursday (The Family Blog)
T.G.I.F. (Bible Love Notes)