Posted by: ME | August 6, 2013

Blessings are Abound, you just have to look for them sometimes

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So in my last couple days of being at home in Louisiana, my sister and I didn’t see eye to eye on some things.
And I’m not so sure it’s that we didn’t see eye to eye, because I agree with her on so many points she made, but in a way I am not particularly keen of dealing with. I will not get into her delivery of her feelings though. I love the girl and she has a lot to shoulder right now being my dads main caregiver and our eyes and ears for his care.

What comes to my mind is Ephesians 4:29-32
do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all of your bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other ,just as Christ God forgave you.

We always hear this in sermons about how easy peasy it is to treat others we LIKE in this manner, and how hard it is to treat our enemies in this loving way. Ouch. Every time I hear it.

What if the person you have harsh feelings for is neither? What if it is family?

That stirs up a whole other pot! You love them. You hate what they’re doing or not doing. How they are acting or not acting. How they are expressing themselves or not expressing themselves. What if how they are acting or what they are doing is affecting YOUR family?

I’m of the mindset to want to be mad, get it out, then let it go. I’m am far from perfect at this, but that is my goal. I don’t want someone else’s crappy decision to be something that causes discontent in my heart, or in my relationships. Relationships that mean something to me.

Anyway, I know I’m ending this on a very unending kinda note, but I’m not sure he much more I have to say on this subject.

Frustrated and sad and always learning.

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