Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 6

Day 6 is to be completed TODAY!
"He who is slow to anger
is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit,
than he who captures a city.
-Proverbs 16:32

Love is hard to offend and quick to forgive. How easily do you get irritated and offended? Sometimes, when something goes wrong, people will quickly take full advantage of it by expressing how hurt or frustrated they are.

Why do people become irritable?
-Stress: Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Too often we throw caution to the wind and run full steam ahead, doing what feels right at the moment. Soon we are gasping for air, wound up in knots and ready to snap. The increasing pressure can wear away at our patience and our relationship.
-Selfishness: When you're irritable, the heart of the problem is primarily a problem of the heart. "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34 NKJV).

Today's Dare
Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list of areas you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.

1 comment:

Mrs. McB said...

I thought this one was one of the more difficult ones. However, I did it!! :)