He 👏🏾 Did 👏🏾 It 👏🏾 Before 👏🏾

Breh. I’m skresssed (stressed).

I feel like I heard Him.

He can move at the DROP of a hat.

I am waiting on the next step.

I don’t have good patience.

I was expecting a call.

Though it wasn’t certain it would come today.

I DEFINITELY wanted it to come today.

I’ve had to wait longer than desired before. I’m nervous that that’s the case now. I’m not feeling that.

I’m trying hard to have faith and not doubt. But I’m human.

So. Again. I’m skresssed (stressed).

*This will make it make sense Waiting Is The Action But Patiently Is The Attitude*

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Compromise is a Catalyst for Chaos

I love a good ol’ piece of alliteration. I had a breakdown the other day. It was intense but over quickly.

I was told part of the problem was too many voices in my head-other people who are living breathing humans-can lead to chaos.

I didn’t even have to be in the situation to have all of the voices in my head. I compromised on something. I was willing to lower a standard and accept less than what I should.

It was a recurring issue. A test I hadn’t passed at least twice before. I’ve learned the lesson and definitely passed the test. I cannot compromise in that area or any other.

I have to be intentional and focused. I have to set a standard and demand that it be met. Ion have time for the chaos of compromise.

Infuriating

Let me just day that for me, being a fallible human who makes mistakes is infuriating to me at times.

I thought. No I didn’t. I didn’t think. And fell into the same trap for the third time.

I put myself in danger. I’m disappointed just thinking about it.

It’s like I’m wandering the wilderness outside the promised land. Maybe it’s groundhog day. Same issue on a loop and I FAILED.

Except. Maybe I didn’t. I got it together and corrected far faster than I have in times past. So that’s something right?

Ugh. All is well that ends well. Grace and mercy are NO joke. I’m sure I’ll speak plainly and not in code one day. I’m grateful for the lesson and growth though!

Proverbs 19 (The Message MSG)

If You Quit Listening

1 Better to be poor and honest than a rich person no one can trust.

2 Ignorant zeal is worthless; haste makes waste.

3 People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does God always get blamed?

4 Wealth attracts friends as honey draws flies, but poor people are avoided like a plague.

5 Perjury won’t go unpunished. Would you let a liar go free?

6 Lots of people flock around a generous person;
everyone’s a friend to the philanthropist.

7 When you’re down on your luck, even your family avoids you—yes, even your best friends wish you’d get lost. If they see you coming, they look the other way—out of sight, out of mind.

8 Grow a wise heart—you’ll do yourself a favor; keep a clear head—you’ll find a good life.

9 The person who tells lies gets caught; the person who spreads rumors is ruined.

10 Blockheads shouldn’t live on easy street any more than workers should give orders to their boss.

11 Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget.

12 Mean-tempered leaders are like mad dogs; the good-natured are like fresh morning dew.

13 A parent is worn to a frazzle by an irresponsible child; a nagging spouse is a leaky faucet.

14 House and land are handed down from parents,
but a congenial spouse comes straight from God.

15 Life collapses on loafers; lazybones go hungry.

16 Keep the rules and keep your life; careless living kills.

17 Mercy to the needy is a loan to God, and God pays back those loans in full.

18 Discipline your children while you still have the chance; indulging them destroys them.

19 Let angry people endure the backlash of their own anger; if you try to make it better, you’ll only make it worse.

20 Take good counsel and accept correction—that’s the way to live wisely and well.

21 We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.

22 It’s only human to want to make a buck, but it’s better to be poor than a liar.

23 Fear-of-God is life itself, a full life, and serene—no nasty surprises.

24 Some people dig a fork into the pie but are too lazy to raise it to their mouth.

25 Punish the insolent—make an example of them.
Who knows? Somebody might learn a good lesson.

26 Kids who lash out against their parents are an embarrassment and disgrace.

27 If you quit listening, dear child, and strike off on your own, you’ll soon be out of your depth.

28 An unprincipled witness desecrates justice;
the mouths of the wicked spew malice.

29 The irreverent have to learn reverence the hard way; only a slap in the face brings fools to attention.