Yuck!

I have been having a lot of trouble lately with quick anger due to others while driving which isn’t like me. I usually let things roll off my chest when driving. Other people always look so ridiculous when they are throwing a fit in their cars and I’m usually the one smiling and waving mouthing the words, ” I’m sorry,” even when I’m not at fault. A long time ago I was the one cussing everyone but changed once my journey began with God. Not sure if it was the horde of drivers going off to their vacation destinations on the 4th of July holiday but it really got to me. I’ve been resorting to instant anger then immediately letting the curse words fly! I couldn’t believe how frustrated I’ve been instead of letting the Holy Spirit lead my voice and actions. The Holy Spirit reminded me this morning of a scripture that should be read every morning to help me stay on track. Proverbs 26:11 as a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. If we’re not in prayer and reading through our scriptures and asking God to help us curb our attitudes each day then we start falling short on things like this. It’s a constant reminder to myself that I cannot let anger control my life and be walking with God, it’s either one or the other. I challenge you today to avoid the vomit that’s in your life and if you’d like to do so then please join me in prayer. Dear heavenly father thank you for yet another beautiful day. Thank you for the opportunity that we have to be better than we were the day before and realize all of our shortcomings and bring them to you in prayer. Help us to be slow to anger today and slow to actions. Giving us patience to trust in you. In Jesus precious name amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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