Sunday, January 25, 2015
In His Foot Steps
Many are familiar with the phrase what would Jesus do?
The speaker took it a bit further.
He asked the congregation to imagine "Jesus standing next to you, and you could see him?
And then he asked the question. If you could see "Jesus
Would you act differently?
Would you speak in a softer tone?
Would you take more time in thinking before speaking?
Well if you know this gal, then you would know the wheels were turning right about then.
This had me wondering if I would change my behavior and if so in which way?
I decided to take this question with me through out the week. I had no idea what I was about to get myself into!
My week started out un-eventful. for the most part. Then I hit a few pot holes,ok this was not going to be easy. It seemed like every road raged, crazy driver was out to get me!
I found myself becoming frustrated, then before I acted like those sweet wild eyed darlings, I turned to the empty seat beside me, and I imagined "Jesus sitting there.
Oh this was not going to be easy. I was going to be tested yet again. This time with a a caller, oh the fellow on the other line chewed me out for not picking up when he called he first time!
My first reaction was to spew some wise crack at this darling soul! Then I imagined "Jesus standing nest to me
.I would have liked to ask "Jesus to please step out of the room so that I may tell this fellow what I truly thought, but instead I tried to be patient as I listened to the caller.
I put myself through this challenge. I must be a glutton for punishment.
There has been many times through out this challenge, that I was gently reminded of "What would "Jesus do?
The point is. If we could really see "Jesus we would indeed change how we treat one another.
Proverbs:29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
If we react tot he negativity sent our way, we are no better than the person acting out in frustration. Its a no win situation.
I know from experience that I don't feel good about myself, after dipping into the negativity pool and I can safely assume the other person doesn't either.
Proverbs 29:23 A mans pride will bring him low; but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
I will walk away from this weeks challenge, with a better understanding of how I react to negativity. I'm no saint, I have a lot of work ahead of me. I will use this new found tool to help me walk in the foot steps of "Jesus."
I am a work in progress "God and I are working on me, when we are done I will be a masterpiece a work of art. Until then on the "Masters work bench is where I shall remain.............................................
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Writer: Victoria E. Miera
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