Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I didn’t think I was going to get a chance to blog today since I got sick, like randomly sick. I was fine until 3 o’clock and then BAM!!! My body started spazzing out; headaches, stomach-aches, toothaches- you name it, I dealt with it! I think days like this is just apart of the package deal we call life. SO this evening, let’s talk about response– how do we deal with certain issues? Like, random body sickness? I am a firm believer that it’s how we respond to our circumstances that matter, everything else- not so much.
I have learned this summer that life will throw us curve-balls, we will have our ups and downs, and sometimes we will be faced with random circumstances where we will have to give an immediate response. I have learned that it is wiser to be silent and think before speaking then to rush into an endless emotionally charged rambling. I have also learned that I can change a situation through my response to that situation. For example, say I face a confrontation on my job and my coworker decided to give me a “verbal lashing” today- I can (a) return the favor ( use some choice words… 😉 ), (b) walk away, think and then speak (maybe a good choice), or (c) take the lashing and harbor resentment towards her( I will have my revenge – *dramatic* voice). I am a firm believer that some things should not be swept under the rug- some things should be addressed in a civil/mature manner. Our responses to situations matter.
James 1:19 says, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” Sometimes we act out of character because we are angry in the moment or because we feel the need to respond and defend ourselves in that moment. This shouldn’t be the case. Our character should not be compromised because of our responses- we are bigger than momentary anger, we can rise above our peers.
Sometimes, we have to make the most of what we’ve been given. Sometimes, we have to be positive even when things are super bad. Sometimes, we even have to smile when all we really want to do is cry- our response to situations makes us stronger individuals and solidifies our character. So even if you was like me today and had “just one of those days”, keep you head up and realize that your day can be better. You can have a great day, no matter what- just make sure you watch the way you respond to certain situations.
Please pray my strength, and hopefully I’ll be in tip-top shape in the morning.
Until next time,
P.S. I got a job interview with a law firm in the morning- please send your prayers my way. Love ya’ll ❤
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