I lost my temper the other day.
I’ve always had a temper, but with the Lord’s grace, I usually control it. But that day, the old Gail raised her ugly head and reminded me she still wants control.
She’s does this occasionally, but this time I welcomed her for awhile.
I repented a lot afterward, and I was disappointed. I didn't know the old Gail still had such power!
Ephesians 4:22-24 says, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (NIV)
Yesterday was a reminder that I mustn’t let my guard down. I must continually renew my mind, dwelling on God's Word (Colossians 3:16). When I do, the old Gail never sticks around.
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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