Nothing reminds us to be kind to others and to remain true to our beliefs more than someone calling us out when we are doing wrong. When my thoughts get on a roll anyone who knows me at all knows that I can work myself into a tizzy. I need no input from any other being. Yes, folks I can have a come apart all by lonesome. Thank God for those few people that He has placed in my life to bring me back down to earth. The ones that remind me that I am being childish. Remind me that my thoughts are not pure. Remind me that I am not being the Christian I profess to be.
So as I sit here at the bookstore. Enjoying my Peppermint Mocha and the atmosphere, I am at peace.
I got my butt chewed today. I got told that my thoughts were not fair. I wasnt doing anything, it was simply a battle I was having within myself. But one that I happened to share with my closest confidant.
How does one sit up strong after that? How does one with hurt feelings not run and cry? Truth is. I know they are right and I am ever so grateful for those people. I am so glad that they not only have the audacity to stand up to me, but also the ability to do it while validating my feelings. I never feel belittled or chastised. However they know exactly how to put me in my place. They have no problem shutting down my fits. All while loving me. WOW!
I hope I can one day be a person like that. I hope that one day the words of wisdom will come just as easily to me. That one day I will be half as much help to others as they've been to me.
Thank you Jesus,
Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.