One of Those Moments

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.

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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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