So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.—Matthew 7:12
I admit my attitude sucks when something happens that I perceive as bad. People come and drop their one ton baggage on your front stoop. They expect you to deal with them–their bad attitudes, their personalities, and their wrong decisions. Most times, their penchant to wanting their own way creates tension in a place that has really good chemistry.
Jesus whispers for me to pray hard when this happens. Prayer is powerful. After all, Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
The evil one will try to disrupt what is nice. God can turn that around, but we have to double down in prayer. Maybe the worse case scenario that is replaying in my head will not happen and things will end up being okay? That this person’s baggage won’t be one ton, but a pound or two.
I can handle a pound or two. I’ve drowned in someone else’s baggage though. So my worries are not without cause. I guess I just want one place where I can let down my hair so to speak, where not everything is ministry.
So forgive me, Lord, for my poor attitude this morning.