Thursday, December 13, 2012

Patience and Kindness

It has been some time since I have blogged. With all of the holidays it is difficult to find time to sit and write down my thoughts.
The Lord has been teaching me a lot over the last month. Patience and kindness has been the moto in my household. Between the busyness of the holidays, family in town, family living with us, struggles with friends and work, my life feels like nonstop stress. It is exhausting and sometimes I just can't handle it. So through it all I have to continually remind myself to have patience and kindness.

I think this is something we all need reminding of every once in awhile. On those mornings when we are running late for work and a family member takes the last cup off coffee so you go to work exhausted and coffeeless, or when you are trying to get to church and you are stuck in piles of traffic. When your boss is grumpy and he stomps around yelling at everyone, or when you feel like everyone is out to get you. All we can do is give it to God and ask for patience and kindness. In Him we will find peace even in the most frustrating, irritating, and tough situations. He was patient, kind and loving toward us even when we despised, hated and rejected Him.

Colossians 3:12-13 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

So as we head into the Christmas festivities, which includes the stress of Christmas shopping, remember patience and kindness. Even when the littlest thing annoys us remember that we are not perfect and forgive one another for their faults. Christ showed us the ultimate patience, kindness and love, which we were so undeserving of, so I am making it my goal to strive and do the same for others.

Merry Christmas :)

1 comment:

  1. That is so true. Sounds like my life lately and it reinforces what iv been learning..