Sunday, April 17, 2011

Distractions Lead to Epiphanies about One's Own Actions

Yeah...I'm slacking....I have no excuse, just lazy (-.-)

Romans 8:31 What can we say about such wonderful things as these. If God is for us, who can ever be against us.

That is one thing I need to remember. If God is for me, then who can EVER be against me. Nothing can seperate me from the love of the Father. NOTHING. Nothing I say or do will ever make God love me less. It's a blessing that He loves me at all. He doesn't have to. But He DOES!
I love how Paul is at loss for words in the beginning of the verse. What can we say? What words on this earth can describe these wonderful things?

I wrote the above a couple of days ago. Then I became distracted. My heart became heavier than it has in a long time. My co-worker's mother had a heart attack and left urgently, my other co-worker is having a hard time, another is dealing with a psycho ex husband and two children caught in the middle and another is dealing with a psycho husband and a daughter who doesn't deserve the treatment she gets at school.
Having I been praying for these people that I am with 40 hrs a week? When I think about it. Even thinking back my heart is heavy. I spend more time with these 7 people than I do with ANYONE ELSE, yet it takes effort to pray for them. I hated myself in that moment, I hated my selfishness. They all know I'm a Christian, yet do my actions prove my words to be true? The hardest place for me to act as God would want is at work. It's so easy to get caught up in thinking people are idiots, getting annoyed with fellow co-workers who don't think like I do, talking bad about other departments. It's so easy to get caught up in that, but I'm called to do what is RIGHT not easy.
So my goal is to pull myself out of my selfish little world and actually care about the people around me. Patience and a smile can go a long way. "Just as water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart"
I pray that God works in my heart and in turn works in my life.

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