What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.-Caitlin
I constantly find myself at crossroads, where my flesh and spirit are on opposite sides and I’m faced with a decision. In those moments it is hardest to keep calm, especially when my flesh has various ideas on how to react.
In the recent weeks, I’ve found myself asking this question out loud. Because I cannot trust my instincts or emotions to give me the right answer. On several occasions I have acted in haste and come to regret it soon after. Exhaustion and frustration can make me react in ways that I normally wouldn’t.
In the heat of the moment I am training myself to ask God to show me what Jesus would do, because my list of options least glorify Him. I’m learning to ask What Would Jesus Do? at all times.
Sometimes the answer is obvious, rather it comes easily, other times, it takes time. In the waiting time, I’m learning to shut up and sit put, when all the atoms within me are raging for me to take action. Not all of my feelings need to verbalized. This is a self control exercise. Spirit over flesh.
You can only know how someone would react in a certain situation when you spend time with them. If you want to know God more you need to:
i) Read God’s word for yourself, ask Him to open up your eyes to see He is doing and your ears to hear what He is saying.
ii) Pray. Pray. Pray.
This song, has been such a lovely reminder that I need to pursue Jesus wholeheartedly.
The more I seek you,
The more I find you
The more I find you, the more I love you
I want to sit at your feet
Drink from the cup in your hand.
Lay back against you and breathe, feel your heart beat
This love is so deep, its more than I can stand
I melt in your peace, its overwhelming
The counsel of the Lord comes with His overwhelming peace. May we seek Him, find Him, and love Him. If we love Him, we will obey His commands.
This song is my prayer this morning: