Last post we were discussing the definition of coveting and how it can take root in our lives. To rid ourselves of anything that could possibly be perceived as coveting is to stop looking at what others have and comparing your fruit to theirs. You may have been given the same opportunity to flourish, but you are in a different season or you might just have more to overcome, to learn from so that when it is time, you have the maturity, knowledge, and understanding to know what to do with what you have been entrusted with.
Have you ever felt qualified or led to do certain things in your life? Were your heart strings ever tugged? Imagining the feeling of something stirring inside can be very exciting. These desires that are being laid on your heart were put there to give you strength and endurance for the calling that has been placed upon your life. As you contemplate or even take action steps towards what your destiny may look like, things can seem smooth and sailing; everything is going just the way you are wanting.
Just as you are picking up momentum….
There is a bump and next an obstacle in your path. You were sure you had everything figured out and all the pieces were put in place for you had already thought through the possibilities. How do you handle the challenge of overcoming that? Do you remain even-keeled and press through carefully seeking action steps to rectify the situation OR do you let your emotions get the best of you to the point that you begin self-sabotaging in getting in the way?
Our morning is not going to go as planned. We are in stand still traffic and now two emergency vehicles have passed us by. Our daughter is going to be late to school and I am going to be fortunate if I arrive home to my work appointments on time. The tension is magnified and it’s time I do something with this negative energy that is overwhelming my mind. I breathe in and then release a BIG long sigh…
It’s that moment…
The moment I can either panic or that moment I decide to surrender to the Lord. I look back and our daughter is undoing her pigtails and making a mess in the back seat. If I don’t adjust my attitude, I am going to lose my temper. It’s not her fault, she is being 3.