This week it was no surprise that making wise choices in the midst of my raw emotions proved difficult for me. Slow steps indeed, requiring lots of grace.
There was the person at church who rudely made an unreasonable request…
My husband, who tried to help me, but in my opinion was taking too long…
A church leader who misunderstood me…
And my own children who repeatedly disobeyed me, like it was an olympic sport or something.
As I recorded my unglued moments in my log, I realized I became most unglued when I was under pressure to get things done–when I’d run out of time to be slow and gracious in the moment, because my deadline or agenda was looming.
Me. Me. Me.
It’s not their fault I became unglued as a result.
The truth is, no matter what others do or say, I’m responsible for my reactions–responsible to make small steps to improve my unglued tendencies, one reaction at a time. I’m responsible to choose God’s side in those moments, to aim for His help, and make progress one step at a time.
Imperfect progress with LOTS of grace … grace is what this heart needs!
What about you?
How did your week go?
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