“Hatred for others is destructive.” This is something that stuck out to me this past Sunday in church. Though I appear to be constantly happy, I still have anger and hatred in my heart and I can feel it bringing me down. I don’t seek out the anger, it just comes naturally. Too naturally. And I let it.
We read from Proverbs, “Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.” Proverbs 12:16 .
It’s easier to be a fool and to get angry when someone insults me. It’s easier to lash out and say hurtful things. Being angry is destructive. It can affect relationships I have with people and it can affect my own happiness. Dwelling on anger is the last thing I should be putting effort into because it really will get me nowhere. I don’t want to take the easy route.
I want to be the prudent person who overlooks an insult. I want to be the person who knows when they are wrong and can be prudent enough to admit it. I want to be the person who thinks about their actions before they act. I can be. There’s only one way that’s going to happen and thankfully it doesn’t all fall on me. Thankfully Jesus takes my burdens and makes me light. I’m not perfect and I know I never will be. That’s okay. Jesus is the reason that’s okay. That’s not an excuse to keep being foolish but instead it’s a kick in the pants. A much needed kick in the pants.
Self timer realness 📷
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