Sunday's message-My story: I decided to Stop
This last Sunday the message was about what do I need to stop in my life to Live a Story Worth Telling.
I asked God to reveal to me what I needed to stop, I mean it may be just me but I can think of SOOO many things that I need to/should stop doing. I didn't want to just pick something willy-nilly, I wanted God to direct me in the path I should go.
That night I read a story to my child about love and how love does is not easily angered, it kinda slapped me in the face because I had just yelled at him to get up to bed. Monday I started reading Matthew 5 in my life application study bible to catch up with my bible-study group and this lesson on anger along with the additional content hit me square in the face. I stopped and said ok I need to stop being and getting angry All the time and control my temper. Today I took a 2 hr trip with my 4 yr old son and my husband, traveling with children of any age can be frustrating for parents and our full of energy son was getting on his dad's Last nerve. Then he hit it..that last nerve, he shouted as only a dad can with a booming voice .... my son finally did what he was told but ran and hid behind me saying he was nervous. At that moment it dawned on me that when I get angry and yell/scream at my son that I may get the end result I wanted in the first place...but at what cost???? Wow! he may do what I tell him to but it's not out of respect or obedience, it's out of Fear. I realise now that if i want my son to trust and respect me and not to Fear me, I need to take a mommy's time out count to ten and try again.
God, Thankyou for revealing to me what I need to stop. this anger/and attitude of anger in my life is not telling the story I want to tell for u. Please please help me! I cannot do this on my own, I've tried and failed miserably. please make me aware of the times I am getting ready to explode in anger and help me to take a time out. Thankyou for everything.you have done for me u are amazing! Amen
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