I want us to look into the mirror of Christ, THE WORD OF GOD and reflect upon the image, to reflect ours.
One of the biggest things I faced in my life, was ANGER, it was something I could not get rid of, no matter how hard I tried. With anger, came bitterness, and with bitterness hate, an undercover feeling of distaste, that silently ate me up inside.
I would project anger on those around me, without realizing the effect it had on those around me. I would lash out, and raise my voice, because that’s what felt right at a time. As a result I was hurting those around me, and causing issues to blow up in my face.
I had to do something! I didn’t like feeling this way, I didn’t like how it affected those around me, and how I would deliberately hurt them. I couldn’t do anything, until I asked Holy spirit to help me.
“Holy Spirit, I need your help, I know I have this problem, and it seems like I can’t get rid of it, HELP ME.”
The first step to recovery is acknowledging that you have a problem! The first step to problem solving, is recognizing your mistakes, then stepping in ACTION, to fix them, with the help of the Holy Spirit of-course.
I KNEW I had this problem, I just couldn’t get rid of it, on my own.
HE began to put me in unfavorable situations, where anger would normally consume me, and test my limits. Kids, and certain conversations would tick me off, and I would have to face them HEAD ON!
I used to crumble, under pressure, but I learned to use the tools of patience, and self control.
Self control is denying what’s comfortable, by stretching beyond your comfort zone.
Patience is waiting through unfavorable situations, enduring to the end, gaining endurance in the process of waiting.
Slowly I would work on my imperfections! Did I fail? Yes at times I failed, but I didn’t let it bother me, I continued to work on those quirks, by taking one step, at a time, one day at a time.
Don’t let sin, overtake you, but take control over your sin. Take it captive! control it, be patient, wait it out, then follow up with it, one step at a time, one day at a time.
I hope this blessed you!
Holy spirit help me to work out my situations, and dig to the bottom of my issues, help me to be patient with those who tick me off, and use self-control when things get out of control. Holy Spirit I cannot do this without you, help me, be my guide, and my correction rod, teach me, and instruct me, Amen!