Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Proverbs 25:28 Broken walls

28 Like a city whose walls are broken through
    is a person who lacks self-control.

It's awfully hard to control our own will, our desires, our emotions, and our minds. Our Father knows that, and has provided help for us. 
But you know who else knows that? And will use it against us? Satan. Yep, the devil knows exactly how difficult it is, and he is happy to use it for his own devious, awful purposes.
You see, Satan knows (and we should, too) that if we don't control our emotions and will, we are just like a defenseless city: walls broken through, gates falling down. We'll be blown this way and that, like a leaf in a strong wind.  Our relationships with others will be awkward, with those who like or love us constantly wondering, "did I say something to set (insert name here) off?" 

If you are one of those people who has a short fuse, there is something that you can do. God's word can be the best medicine to heal a life and to heal relationships, too. Begin by reading the Bible and asking God to show you what you need, each day. Select small portions of the Scriptures to memorize, and let them become part of you.

When we pray and ask our Father to control us, and try not to let our emotions and will control us, He can help and comfort us. When Satan puts that certain person in our path, that knows just the "right buttons" to push, we can quickly ask God to assist us. Then, instead of exploding and harming our testimony, we can react in a better way. And you know what? That whole process is what is known as "sanctification," which is something that Jesus prayed for, for His disciples and for us. (It simply means to be set aside for God's purpose, and so becoming more and more like Christ.)
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  


Belinda said...

Sanctification huh? I'm in dire need of that, to be sure. I don't usually react right away when someone is harsh with me. It's as though I'm always shocked that they would actually say that to me. LOL. But I smolder and wind up in a really ugly place. It's very hard to let these things go, but we must.
I sometimes say things in a way that sounds negative when I don't really mean it that way. So, we must remember that others do the same thing and step back from immediate words of anger.

CATachresis said...

It takes such discipline! But it is a learned thing and hopefully comes with maturity - which has nothing o do with age!! lol x