Just now finished watching Joyce on TV. She was talking about authority and attitude.
"Quit spending your life having opinions about the way others live their lives. If ya don't agree with something they said or did, pray for them. Just as kids should honor their parents, we should honor our friends and neighbors and the 'authority' models in our lives. So true. I read my scripture this morning, and I honestly can't remember, right now, exactly what it was. I do remember that after I completed it, I prayed to God, "Thank you Lord for helping me learn to bite my tongue."
Hoyce also ade the comment, Pride is the root of destruction. These words are so true. When one is prideful, they become 'puffed' up with themselves. Thnking, I can do no wrong. I'm # 1. Period. Doesn't matter how I got there, or how I get there, I'm # 1. Don't question that, learn to live with it, loser. I remember my days of pride. I remember them well. My goal everyday was to be # 1 in my workplace. And I was. Or I thought I was. Well, that pride and conceit, almost cost me my life. But, by the grace of God, I am alive today. The past is but a memory that brings bad thoughts to my mind. Oh, there was good in me. I know that for sure. But it wasn't at the top, on the surface, it was beneath several other layers of conflicting emotions. And those consisted of pride, deceit(to myself and my family), and anger. My work was my life. seemed I had no other life at all. Spending time with my kids meant having them with me at work, hanging out in my office. Then when I finally decided we could leave, I would take them out to eat, or to the movies, or just let them go buy whatever they could think of that they thought they 'needed'. I sometimes wonder if they miss those days of getting whatever they want. They say they don't. But I was so used to rewarding them with things. I can't, don't do that anymore. More precious to me is time spent with them, doing whatever, Whether it be going for a walk, or a ride or just watching a good movie or show with them on the tube. Any time spent with them is well worth it to me. I have missed a lot of their lives. I don't know how many years we have left together for me me to make up for lost time. But I do trust God now, to keep me on the right path.371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c