“However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the Lord their God.” (2 Kings 17:14 NASB)
“Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own councils and in the stubbornnes of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.” (Jeremiah 7:24 NASB 1995)
The sermon yesterday was really good. The main thing I got out of it was unforgiveness. Last night I got to thinking about it even more. Do I have unforgiveness in my heart? I thought I had forgiven everyone who ever did me wrong. That’s when God started talking.
He told me not so much unforgiveness but a bit of an anger issue. It seems I get to thinking about things and get a touch angry. I won’t go into details because it’s not important. But the main thing is, I am stubborn. I get ahold of an idea and I don’t want to let go.
Now that could be a good thing if it’s directed at the right thing, like reading my Bible or talking to God. But I get to thinking about a couple of people in my life, no one any of you know, that just rubs me the wrong way. It gets so bad I do whatever I can to avoid them completely. God said that is not the way He wants me to act. He wants me walking in love. But my stubborn streak kicked in and I had to fight and push it away. I just can’t seem to always walk in love around certain people. I did repent.
Walking in love can be hard sometimes when people keep pushing your buttons. That is where I can get really stubborn. But I will work on it. If God wants me walking in love with no anger, unforgiveness or stubbornness, then that’s what He will get. At least I will work on it.
How about you? Got any issues you need to work through? Today is a good day to start on them.
Have a great day. God loves you and so do I❣
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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