Frustrated = Pride

Last night, I was so frustrated.  As I think about it, I believe it was only my pride that allowed me to get to the "I'm so frustrated!" point.  I felt like the group of people I was with were coming down on me, yet they were just messing around. For some reason, I simply did not see it that way at the time.  I need to learn not to go by feelings, rather by facts.  When I was still single and living at home with my parents and brother, my dad would tell me, "Lauren, you can't go by your feelings. Don't you know that when feelings are referenced in the Bible, it's usually in a negative way?"  Talk about convicting... I would have to say that feelings probably come from the heart, don't you think?  Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"  My heart was lying to me, I guess, trying to get me to think a certain way.  I've also been learning recently that when a man thinks in the Bible, he usually is about to do the something really stupid!  I need to obey Philippians 4:8: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are  just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."  Last night, I allowed myself to stop thinking about honest, just, pure, lovely, good, etc. things, and got my mind off on something that wasn't true.  

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Thank you Laurah, I needed that!