Lately, I have a real attitude problem. Resentment. Short on patience.
What’s the rub?
Everything seems difficult.
First of all, I can’t find any pants that fit…at all. If they are big enough in the waist, you could fit a watermelon in the tail. They look hideous on me!
I did get some cute new glasses. Boy, are they adorable and trendy! But the new prescription makes me woozy and the frames are killing my nose.
All of this irritates me! Life is one thing after the next. I feel I am going in a thousand directions all at the same time.
I guess I could blame it on my hormones or lack thereof. But is this the real problem?
I must get at the bottom of this negativity because I want the “Me” back that loves life and the people in it.The spirit of God within me is squelched when I let the woes of this world consume me. When I do not love, I am separating my own self from the Spirit of Truth, the Giver of Life.
For crying out loud, I am born of God! I CAN overcome this “not from above” attitude!
God never promised my life would be a fairy tale, but to give me supernatural power to see the bigger picture. He provides mercy, knowledge, understanding, might. He is the prince of peace.
So here’s the deal,
1. I must quit expecting my road to be smooth. As long as I am on this side of the dirt, I will have my share of bumps in the road.
2. No matter how many curves, dips, or potholes I encounter, I WILL NOT let the world steal my joy! I will not miss my calling to show and give love so others can breathe easier. It is time to give my life to something far greater.
3. I will think on lovely things. I am going on a great trip this coming Saturday and I believe it will be a powerful adventure that may even change my life.
I can already feel my inner serenity and happiness emerging like a cherry tree in the spring. I would like to thank the Holy Spirit for allowing me to bloom in an unorderly world. I pray I will continue to release joy in the midst of sorrows, even if I have to go through life in baggy britches.
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.“ 1 John 4: 15-16 NASB