I remember thinking it was weird the things God would ask me to do in my marriage. By ask, I’m referring to how he would lead me to Bible versus about forgiveness when my husband made me mad.
It’s no coincidence that I’d end up reading about grace instead of revenge when I’d felt my husband had done me wrong.
God seemed to always lead me to scripture that instructed me to do the very opposite of what I wanted.
For some of us it’s easy to hold on to things for far too long. When others have moved on, we can find ourselves stewing over hurt words said, failures, and offenses.
To become better and not bitter, we have to make a conscious effort to wipe the slate clean, with ourselves and with others.
Dragging the baggage of yesterday into today keeps us locked up in yesterday’s mess.
In order for us to do new things in Christ each day, we must live in the day. We’ve lost way too much valuable time with people by holding on to old stuff.
When you want to yell at your husband or kids, but don’t you have gained a victory over the enemies plans to destroy your family.
Satan wants to see you angry, frustrated and out of control. He loves to see you take the reins off of your words and say whatever comes to mind. In fact, he snickers when you don’t use wisdom over your words and allow your emotions boil over and erupt onto your loved ones.
I know first hand what it is to loose the battle over words and emotions. I was an argumentative wife and mother who yelled until God led me to the solution in His word.
I was tired off yelling out of frustration and anger. It was hurting me mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Not only was it hurting me, but it was destroying my marriage and my children.
I didn’t want to be a yeller and I’m sure neither do you. If you’re reading this, you’re probably at a point where you realize you have to change, but you don’t know how. That’s where I was when I decided to something had to give.
There were ten things I knew could happen if I didn’t take control in this area of my life.
What would you do differently if you stopped giving so much power to what people thought of you and your choices?
Take a moment to give it some serious thought.
I think it’s a good thing to give thought to how a bad choice may affect your character and witness to others, but I’m talking about good choices you know you need to make, but maybe are afraid to make.
You know those choices that scare you to even think about how good life could be if you’d just get up the courage to do them.
I’m going to tell you about a few choices I’ve made in my life that you may be contemplating, but are too afraid to act on. These choices are ones that have been the most difficult because they are not the norm in our society and they’ve made me feel like I don’t quite fit in with everyone else.
What I’ve learned from these choices is that I’m not called to fit in, I’m called to leadership. Being a leader often means doing what isn’t popular in order to encourage others to action. It means being to first of my peers to act on good choices despite my reservations or fears.