|A Calm Spirit|
I've been reading in the book of Proverbs lately. Whenever I feel like I need steady direction from God I always find my self in the book of Proverbs. Living in this world can be very confusing. With everyone living according to what they think is best and it "seems" to be working, It can really get you off track spiritually when you are not tuned into the voice of God. Whenever your mind seems cluttered visit the book of Proverbs. It is packed full of wisdom that we can use in every area of life. Its absolutely timeless.
Proverbs 16:32 says He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
This is what I love about the wisdom shared in the book of Proverbs it takes the ways of the world and turn them upside down. Jesus' ways are always the complete opposite of the worlds ways of handling things. We can learn that by following his life throughout the Gospels!
The way of the world says only a loud and confrontational person will be heard or respected. But wisdom says any fool can lose control. The wisdom of God cause us to think before we speak, and to keep a calm spirit. Holding off on anger and responding too quickly can keep us out of a lot of trouble physically and financially!
It takes a lot of strength to stay calm, hold your tongue and only respond to a situation after we've heard the whole matter. Everyone has an opinion, and most of us don't mind sharing it! So how does that make us any different from the rest of the world? It doesn't. We just blend in with the rest of the loud mouth raging maniacs fighting to be heard.
Society labels a calm person as weak with no passion or drive. But God calls this man Wise! Lets all work on holding our tongue, being more reserved in our comments and hearing the conclusion of an entire matter before speaking. Lets practice keeping a calm spirit and see where it leads us on this up coming week.
May God bless you in your efforts to grow closer to Him! Until Next time!