Wednesday

Corner of the Housetop...


Proverbs 21:9

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Everytime i read this Bible verse i get a slap in the face reminder as to what i should not be like. But as we  know we all fall short sometimes. Not too long ago, i was experiencing so much stress in my life that i lost sight of what i should and should not do, and gave into my feelings (you know that thing that can toss you back and forth like the waves if you don't take hold of it).
 
I found myself yelling like a coo coo lady at my kids and being very rude and dis respectful towards my husband. I promise i didn't do this intentionally, i just really didn't care at the moment because i was too busy catering my poor me feelings. As i sit here, i am thinking well sometimes we must go through certain things so that we learn, grow and appreciate what we have, but in this case i don't feel like that, for most part I feel shame and conviction. 
 
I am ashame of this persona i exposed my family to and convicted because i already know this kind of behavior is wrong, and there's not if or but, is wrong. I can say i learned a few things from the struggles i went through,  they've not gone away, but  through God's guidance i have taken control of my feelings.
 


Through the storm i'm learning to be more sensitive towards others. "Playing the Holy Spirit" in other people's lives is too often a popular Christian pastime for Christians. We put minding another's conscience and behavior on our daily to-do list. The story of Job is a good example of that- God was working in Job's life, and his friends instead of being loving and compassionate towards him- they assumed he had done something terribly wrong to deserve what he was going through, and instead condemned themselves through judgement. Lord Help us be more like you and understand we are not perfect...
 
I've asked God to forgive me, and of course apologized to my family as well. God willing i never have to go through it again, but if i come close to it, i will remember this season in my life and the pain i felt greaving God and my family.
 
 


 
 
 

9 Comment Here:

Jennifer said...

Hi! I just found your blog on blogfrog. Excellent post, and what true, true words. Thanks for sharing! God bless!!!

learningandlivingbyfaith said...

I also just found your blog on blogfrog!

I struggle with my attitude, in this way, also. And this verse is the one that comes to mind then. Nothing like the prompting of the Holy Spirit, eh?

Wonderful post! I enjoyed reading it!

AmmieJo

Cop Mama said...

Thanks for sharing that scripture. It's a good reminder for me today. Isn't it amazing how God can work through us all!

You are so honest about yourself. Just remember, just repent and ask for forgiveness and your sins are forgiven.

S.I.F. said...

This rings so true to me! I keep finding myself struggling to do what I know I "should"... Continuously a work in progress over here!

La TempĂȘte said...

Hi, also here via blogfrog.

I think we all have these moments. Try not to be too hard on yourself. Virtual hugs.

Clarke Life said...

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Alison said...

Sometimes I think I should plaster that scripture on my forehead, and then spend more time looking in the mirror... Scripture is so powerful, isn't it? I can't even imagine what it would be like to try to live this life without it, well, I can a little bit, and it's not something good to imagine...
I thank the Lord for His Word every day!

Blessings and (((hugs)))-
ali

The Old Geezer said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog
God bless you

Rhonda said...

Hi, I noticed you stopped by so I came over. I too have been convicted of the same verse! We are a work in progress!