Tuesday, October 6, 2015

What God Has Promised

Not too long ago, I was listening to my thoughts. All I heard was someone who was self-absorbed, complaining, critical. I thought, “This doesn’t sound like a person I would like very much.”

I prayed that God would help me to have a more caring heart, that I would be softer toward others and have more concern for people other than myself.

As soon as I said the prayer, I thought, “What did I just do?”

I’ve always heard it said, “Be careful about praying for patience, or God will give you something you have to be patient about.”

I wondered what I might have just set myself up for. Fortunately, I didn’t tell God I changed my mind.

I don’t know that I can claim to have a sweeter heart yet, but I am reminded often to keep praying for a kinder and more caring self to those around me. It will be interesting to see if other people notice a difference in me in the coming days and weeks. And at risk of being self-absorbed, I wonder what surprises God has in store for me.

1 Peter 3:  8Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

1 Corinthians 2:9: But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him’.

1 comment:

  1. That's a prayer I've been thinking about lately too, Kathy. Blessings on the journey!