It happens to all of us. You feel so full of the Spirit, then suddenly things go wrong. It’s as if you forgot about God altogether. Even though God is the owner of all grace, being aware of negative behavior is important.
When our flesh gets out of control, we become angry or impulsive. The solution begins with personal prayer asking for the Lord’s help. Little by little, he changes your character. Don’t expect to get things perfect or have big change right away. Work on it and let God work on you.
Some people have a tendency to bring out the worst in you — so remember to prepare your heart and mind. Ask the Holy Spirit to get you ready. Stay focused on Christ instead of conflict or insults.
And when you mess things up, don’t give up. Don’t let the enemy win. Instead, go back to Jesus. Ask for forgiveness and begin again.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
…so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
He has showed you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
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