It Starts With You
Have you ever been annoyed with multiple people in your life at once? Your spouse, your kids, your in laws, your parents? No one is exempt from feeling our wrath of annoyance.
And come on, I'm sure you (we) have valid reasons to be annoyed with people. Although our feelings are valid, I am learning that my response is critical to the survival of the relationship.
It is easy for me to allow my pride to talk me out of making an effort to allow things to work out. Am I the only one? I can sit and make a list of all the efforts I've made, and all the good that I believe I have contributed to these relationships. All of my kind acts on this list are really just excuses to excuse myself from the situation.
My consistency can not be dependent on others consistency.
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
I'm not going to lie. This is a hard, hard lesson that God has been trying to teach me for uh, maybe the last few years! Annoyance is not a peaceful feeling. But I believe if we stay consistent, rather than being annoyed, we will be at peace.
Today, I want to encourage you to choose consistency over annoyance. Stay true to you. Carry peace with you knowing that you are holding up your end of the bargain. Don't get tired of doing good!