Posted by: Tracy | June 29, 2012

The Needed Change of Attitude

Day 5 6/28/2012:

Yesterday started out a little rough, it wasn’t because of the kids attitude but it was because of my attitude.  I looked around the house and I felt a little overwhelmed that it was messy but really it was just few things that wasn’t right.  I don’t know what has gotten into me because over a month ago I wouldn’t have cared about this messiness because it wasn’t bad at all but now it bothered me to no end.  I started to harp on the kids about cleaning their messes up after a few minutes of it I stopped and realized I wasn’t showing them Christ like behavior.  So I apologized to them and talked to them how my behavior wasn’t a very good one.

At one part the morning I asked Angelique to clean something up and she was like I didn’t make that mess.  So I explained to her sometimes we have to clean up other people’s messes and we shouldn’t complain about it.  I asked her a question “would Christ be complaining when He has clean something up or would He be throwing a fit about it?”  She said “He would clean it up and move on with it.”  Yep she was right so we talked about that and how we should be doing things without complaining because that is what Christ would do.  I also told her I need to do a better job at doing things without complaining as well.  It was a really good conversation with her.

I had a heart melting moment while I was cleaning too.  I had Pandora on the Praise & Worship station and the song “Our God is Greater” was playing and I heard Greggory singing along with it. I was so proud of him and I didn’t realize he knew the song.

I know I need to work on my behavior when I get focused on something and make sure I am not treating my children as objects but as people.  I will need to be very diligent with it this week on it since I will be getting ready for my trip next week.  I need to be practicing the James 1:19 & 20 passage as well.

After I changed my attitude the day went smoothly.

James 1:19 & 20

 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

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