Why do we allow ourselves to get angry when we are stuck in traffic on our way home? When there are people who would do anything to have transportation to take their families to and fro.
Why do we worry and fret over the cable bill (always too high), the cell phone bill (always some random charges), and the price of gas? When there are so many people every day that worry about where their next meal is coming from..or kids that worry about whether daddy will come home sober and not beat them tonight. Why?
Why do we always get ourselves so involved in ourselves that we never see the hurting world around us?
I am so guilty of this. It hurts my heart to know how guilty of this I actually am. God provides so much for me but I still somehow manage to complain, gripe or whine about something in my day.
It is ridiculous. I am striving to be different. I want to be more patient with my kids, less apt to judge someone by their appearance, slow to anger. I want these things so badly.
But how do I get there? I know the obvious answer is to realize that God is so mighty and powerful and will help you through everything. But I know that God alone can't do this. It is me, changing my ways, and relying on God to see me through. I know I can do it.
Will you join me?
I pray you will.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God." (James 1:19)