Most of the time when I post it’s usually what the Lord is showing me about myself. Sometimes my post are almost like warnings to me. I went into Lowe’s yesterday to return some items that I was 100% positive that I bought them from Lowe’s . I did not have a receipt but I did have the credit card that they were purchased on. You would think this would be a no brainer right? However they could not find the charge on either one of my cards . Inside my mind I was Getting very upset and then I remembered my post and the passage from Ephesians 4:32 (ESV) 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Just as soon as that thought came to mind my attitude changed and I smiled and said OK thank you and I left peacefully. I have to say though that the judgment in my heart had already begun . The young lady was just doing her job and going by the rules and I’m pretty sure she was expecting me to give her an attitude.
I was grateful that I was able to leave the store with a smile on my face. I got out to the truck and found the receipt for the material that was actually purchased from Home Depot . I’m so glad I didn’t make myself out to be a jerk.
I sat in my truck actually a little embarrassed that I came so close to making a scene with that young lady, I almost asked for the manager.
I can say for me that being judgmental is one of the hardest things I have deal with.
It would be so much easier to just pause every single time I have a judgmental thought and ask Holy Spirit…….. what’s this about? Then listen for the answer.
I hate it that many times I think I know why somebody is doing something when in actuality I don’t know squat. I don’t know what is going on in their heart.