I’ve been in the stores quite a bit lately, trying to come up with ways to make my new home feel like my own. I notice that there is an increase in rudeness; it’s as if someone has turned off the courtesy and kindness button and everyone is ignoring the feelings of others. I was in a store looking at some items on a shelf when a woman, having trouble carrying her items needed to walk past me, or so I thought. That wasn’t the case at all! She wanted to look at the items on the same shelf and stood directly in front of me! I was so shocked at her behavior that I stood there in disbelief! There was a point in my life where I would have never let her get away with doing that to me, but I’ve mellowed a bit and have learned to let the unnecessary things go. That was just one of many instances. The Holy Spirit definitely dwells within me and His guidance has helped me to overcome the craziness of this world.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20