I read a FB status today that said: “What if f**ebook could automatically record your thoughts and post them?”
To which I immediately cringed and thought… NO WAY! Does that make anyone else just shiver?
I will be the first to admit that I constantly work on 2 Cor 10:5 ‘Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.’ (I have this verse taped to my computer at work) I don’t always think the best of people right way, I am not always forgiving at first, I can be judgemental and ugly especially on those weeks when hormones are in full swing. Oh Lord, I would need some kind of thought helmet to block those thoughts from getting out on FB.(think helmet of salvation with a face plate so that words uttered were not released) I am generally in a week’s worth of repentance after a week’s worth of hormones. Anyone relate?
These aren’t qualities I am proud of for sure! But the good news is that I am getting so much better at capturing the thoughts. I don’t always catch them… I don’t always keep them to myself…but I have found that if I give myself time to pray and talk to God about an issue first, that He always shows me another side. He shows me that there are always 2 sides, and that I am far from perfect myself, so I need to cut people some slack. :) Works pretty much every time. :)
I have had a situation in the past couple of weeks that has required me to really pray, and ponder my responses before actually responding. I have found that I am much better at finding a way to respond with Grace and Forgiveness. I am trusting that God will work things out in the end. He always does.
‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’ Eph 3:20