One day I realized that I hadn’t fully mastered my emotions, as well as I thought.
I was directed by the Lord many years ago via a scripture that He kept leading me to go over; It might have been during a time I went over one passage every day for a week.
I was very happy while going over the passage one day, like “Lord, I thank you that I’m not doing any of these things”.
It was not to boast or feel superior to anyone. I was just happy in my progress.
But just as soon as I came to that conclusion the Lord gently let me know in so many words:
Baby girl, you have not yet arrived. There is always work to do. There is always room for improvement.
He had me go over it one last time and when I got to one part in particular I heard a voice say that’s you.
So I quickly told that voice he was wrong “no, that’s not me, I don’t do that”. My patient Pappa didn’t reprimand me, but He did repeat “that’s you” two more times.
After that third time I stopped and said to myself “is what I’m hearing something to hurt me or lead me astray; or is it something that will help me?
The answer I returned was it’s actually something that would make me better. So I replied “okay Lord, I hear you. Maybe my definition of this is a little off…” so I looked it up and read every piece of that definition. And understood how it was me.
I apologized to the Lord and sought to change what was displeasing about me to my Daddy.
I have been managing my emotions a lot better, since that encounter with the Holy Spirit.
Patience truly is a virtue. And learning how to apply it before a response is worth more than Bitcoin.
Knowing how to recognize when it’s us is a big deal. And knowing how to let the Lord lead is even bigger.
I hope this finds you well 🙂 🙂