The Controlling "Old Woman" - Ephesians 4:22-24

Ephesians 4:22-24, losing temper, overcome bad habits
We can overcome our temper by putting off our old self...

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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2 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, its always tough when the old self gets some air time, and I am so grateful that His mercies are new every morning.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. This happened to me last friday. Lost men I work with saw the old Ken. He has brought me a long way. My heart is still burdened but he is all knowing. Maybe the guys needed a comparison. But thank God the NEW ken got a burden rather than boost for ego.

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