Closed Mouths DO Get Fed!

Good Morning Lovies!

God has truly been working on me when it comes to me responding (ok, reacting) to people when they do or say something that gets under my skin.  We all know that when we are going through a period of testing, the enemy will throw any and everything he can at you to take you off course.  He’ll even use those closest to you!  Of course our natural reaction is to defend ourselves when someone offends us.  They say something we don’t like; we say something to them that they don’t like.  They do something we don’t like; we do something to them they don’t like.  And before you know it, we’re going back and forth!  Let me tell you, God has definitely been helping me in this area.  He wants me to be unmoved.  He doesn’t want what people say or do get to us.  In the beginning, it was definitely a struggle.  Do you know how hard it is to be on the receiving end of offensive remarks and God telling you to be quiet?  Or someone doing something so wrong to you and God telling you to forgive them and let it go?  I always say Lord, I KNOW you saw that!  You gotta help me with this one!!  This has definitely been a journey for me but I understand why He wants us to be and remain even tempered.  For starters, that’s what Jesus would do and being that we are His kids, we are to behave like Him.  I will not sugarcoat how challenging it can be to crucify your own flesh and be quiet when you wanna curse someone out, or retaliate when someone does something to you.  But God WILL be with you throughout it all.  Call on Him when it gets difficult.  Praise Him when you flip out.  Pray when you are angry, asking for Him to help you to calm down.  He is ready to help you.  And He’ll even exchange your anger for His peace and before you know it, you will have forgotten about what upset you in the first place!  

Ames J


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