Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Woman of Noble Character Week #6

Week 6: Proverbs 31:25-27 Do you tend to let your emotions control your attitude? Are there more kind words mixed with laughter coming from your lips, or are they harsh and demoralizing? Write a post about something you have said or done that you need to forgive yourself for. Is there someone you need to forgive or who has let you down? Write about it


I have missed a few weeks.  Got wrapped up in my own busyness. This week's challenge speaks to me greatly.  I am a very emotional person and I am greatly controlled by my emotions.  Most of the time, that is not always good.  Working full time in the OR and being a full time mommy, does put a great strain on your emotional well being. That being said, it should not be an excuse for my mouth to have carte blanche to deal with stress.

I need daily forgiveness, if not hourly.  God had his work cut out for him when he created me.  This is such an area I struggle in.  I am constantly praying for forgiveness and guidance.  I am always seeking forgiveness from the ones I hurt, trying not to re-create those steps of hurtfulness again.

"But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom." Job 33:33.

Tensions at work rise and words are unleashed that are unkind toward my coworkers.  Four kids are being kids and mommy isn't having it, and the yelling ensues.  My husband asks a question, and, well, that was the wrong question and words fly. Forgiveness needs to be asked for, and I need to have better control of my tongue and emotions. 

We serve such an awesome God.  I am so very flawed.  Perfection is not found here.  God knows this and still loves me. Wow.

I am a work in progress...


5 comments:

Tobi@SimplyJesus said...

Shelley,
Thanks for your honest. I am the same way, sometimes it's hard to think before I speak and then I wish I could hit the rewind button. :) Thank God we are all saved by grace!
Have a great weekend,
Tobi

Tobi@simplyjesusministries.com said...

ok, just read my comment.. and that should have been honesty..lol :)

Angela said...

Following you from the blog hop. :)

Lynda said...

I too have had issues with letting my life be ruled by my emotions. I say to myself, "If only..." or "I should..."

I had a friend tell me once to stop "shoulding" on myself. It left me speechless for a moment, but the message hit home.

God does not expect perfection just as long as that is our aim.

God bless you, and thank you so much for joining my challenge. You have helped me grow. =)

Ellen said...

We are all a work in progress. We can either allow God to mold us into the likeness of His Son, or we can live apart from God relying on ourselves. The latter almost always gets me into trouble. Praying for us both.

Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. Homeschooling is feasible if you work part-time; I worked part-time for 4 years. If you have any questions, please shoot me an email!

Oh, btw, I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts.

~ Ellen