I don’t consider myself an angry person. I don’t rant and rave on a regular basis. But when something does get under my skin I can suffer from a rage that can be blinding to the best solutions. And it happened to me recently.
I’m not going to go into the details but I will say that my anger was hot enough that it burned some people around me. And I am so ashamed of that.
Yesterday, our pastor talked about believers being attached to the vine – Jesus Christ. And if we are attached, good fruit will form in our lives because of it. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Too often, I make excuses for letting go of that vine. I was hurt or someone I love was hurt or or or… I justify my words or actions. And that is wrong.
I am thankful that I can apologize where I need to and people forgive me. And I can start over with God still on my side. But I will start over wiser and more aware.
I don’t have a “fruit on the vine” photo so I will share this one instead just because tulips are amazing 🙂
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