I figure since the Book of Life is gonna be opened on Judgment Day anyways, and all the deeds of my life written & told whether good or bad- I might as well get a head start & tell it now…this way, no one will be surprised. Yes, I am a Christian. Saved. Sanctified & Love the Lord. I am successful, married & have two sons. I am Blessed. I pray, read my devotions & go to church on Sunday. I am also a human being with human emotions & human issues. One of them being motherhood…

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Jumping 2 Conclusions

I rarely write about my marriage, but today I feel the urge.
My brother Tony and I speak daily, sometimes more than once.
Well Tony called my cell phone and asked me why no one answered
the house phone. I said it didn’t ring. He said-OK-maybe I dialed the
wrong number. Let me try again.
I let a minute or two pass and no ring. I picked up the receiver
thinking the ringer mechanism was broken, and I heard my husband
on the line, so I hung up the phone.
I called my brother back and started fussing about how annoying it
was that my husband didn’t answer his call, after all we DO
have call-waiting… and how he gets on my last nerve bla…bla…bla.
Later, when I went into the bedroom, hubby mentioned how he
had just gotten off the phone with the phone company complaining
about the big $200 mistake they made on my phone bill, and how
he corrected the mistake…
I hadn’t seen the bill, or paid attention to it.
My mind was taking things to a whole ‘nother level before
I even realized what was going on. I started a whole dialogue
with myself about all the things my
husband does to get on my nerves. My conversations
were deep!
Granted, he could have clicked over to my brothers’ call,
and said she’ll call you right back, I mean what do we have
call-waiting for? But when I think about the ultra long customer
service hold times I’ve experienced, I couldn’t blame him for
not wanting to take a chance switching over,
missing the rep’s answer, and having to start the
call all over again.

Made me think how many other times I have jumped to conclusions
and have been unjustifiably accusatory…even if in my own head.

Jesus was accused of all sorts of things. He just came here to save us from ourselves.
Lord, give us patience…help us not to judge too quickly, and to live by your teachings.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self‑seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I COR.13:4-7


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