So everyone makes mistakes, right? I made one yesterday at work. I apologized and gave the customer a couple of options to fix it. But he wanted me to break one of our rules to satisfy him. Well, I just couldn’t do that and anything else I tried to do would not make it right for him. I tried to stay calm. But I have to admit that sometimes I get so frustrated I just sound defensive and a bit rude, which they accused me of. But they were arguing just as adamantly and rudely with me. They ended up leaving with nothing and threats of bad reviews. Afterwards, I asked God for forgiveness in whatever part I had in the fiasco. I know I tried as hard as I could to satisfy them to no avail. God says we should live at peace with everyone. I’m sure you know a time when you have replayed a situation over and over in your head, trying to see what you could have done differently. I’m not sure what I could have changed because the things I tried to do did not work. Now, when I think of it again I just pray for them because only God can satisfy and give them the peace they need. And every time I think about it I get frustrated and angry all over again, which is sinful. So I think giving it to God and prayer is the way to go!
A visual exercise I describe in my book “You are God’s Masterpiece!” entails putting your troubles, sin, guilt or thoughts in .a box and placing it at the feet of Jesus. Here is a quote describing how to leave it there: “If the box (of problems) is in Heaven with Jesus, you cannot take it back! Click To Tweet You have given the problem to God and he will take care of it for you. He is in control of it…”
I leave you with Paul’s wish for the Philippians, and my wish for you: “May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation, the right righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ, for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” Phil. 1:11
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