Sunday, April 29, 2012


As a human being, I have choices.

Some choices are trivial: chocolate vs. vanilla (anyone who has been around for a while knows that I consider dark chocolate to be a food group), Rangers or Islanders.

Some will affect the rest of your life: marriage partner, whether or not to have children.

As a professing Christian, it is my choice whether or not I am going to yield to God's will. I have found that, when I do, life goes ever so much more smoothly.

Most of the time, doing things my way, without using God's perspective, I fail miserably. Not only do I fail myself but I fail everyone around me. When I use God's perspective in my decision making, I am not guaranteed an easy ride but I am ever so much successful and content.

This evening I was bummed out by a loved one's stinkin' attitude. Not only was I bummed out, I was angered and ready to lash out. Not trusting my tongue, I held it and got away from this person as fast as possible. I then snapped at someone else and needed to apologize. It was then that I realized I hadn't yielded my attitude to God. Now, I am writing this and watching Captain America with The Boy. (The Boy and I are both into super hero movies and the original Star Wars.)

I had a choice: wallow in anger and resentment or yield to God's desire for me to pray for the offending loved one and praise God for His blessings. I won't lie to you. It took my the senseless snapping at my boy to make me realize my selfish spirit.

At one time, it wouldn't have mattered and I would have continued in my folly. Thankfully, I am finally learning.


  1. I gave in to frustration too many times today. It's hard to remember that we don't really control anything but our own actions, but it helps when we can.

  2. Hi Gail,

    Yes it is never easy, but with the Lord's help, we keep trying.

  3. I have an award for you on my blog :)