The other day, I was feeling really annoyed at my little brother. He wasn’t doing anything wrong, but we have different personalities, we had been together a lot, and therefore he began to get on my nerves.
I knew it wasn’t right to be snappy with him, but I couldn’t help feeling that way. I was tired. I was sick of his non-stop chatter. I have such a rough life. 😭
You know, the whole pity party thing.
But like I said, I knew it was wrong. I wanted to change how I felt, but I couldn’t seem to. Then, having decided enough was enough, I changed how I was acting toward him on the outside. Even if I can’t change how I feel, I don’t have to be a jerk, I thought. After that, however, the funniest thing happened. My attitude on the inside did change. I stopped feeling so selfish and started to see things in a better light.
God definitely had everything to do with it. He knew that I didn’t want to be mean, and when I tried my best to do what was right, he changed my attitude. Even though this may be a small victory, it is still a victory. I’m growing every day.
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: – James 2:8, KJV
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. – Galatians 6:9, KJV
But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. – Psalm 22:19, KJV
Have you had a small victory lately?