Have you ever noticed that when you get mad, you blame everyone but yourself? I know I do. The other day I was at Walmart and the line was crazy long. I was out by myself shopping and even though I really wasn’t in a hurry, I found myself getting frustrated. I wasn’t mad at the girl behind the counter, just mad cuz I wasn’t getting helped fast enough.
I mean, come on, David, Bella and Griffin were waiting on me to go to LaRosa’s and I needed to get finished.
After just a brief moment of anger, I realized that it was Satan talking. Jesus doesn’t want me to be that way.
In Luke chapter 6 verse 45, he says:
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
I believe God uses all of our moments to show what is in our hearts so we can grow in Him. I, for one, do not want evil to flow out of my heart. Doesn’t that sound horrible?
But, when I react to things negatively that is exactly what is happening.
This holiday season, especially, I am going to step back and make sure my heart reflects Jesus and not Satan in all I do and say.