Watching my daughter grow up every day is a rewarding and joyous experience. It seems everyday she has something new going on that always amazes me. The joys of motherhood! 😁.
As my daughter was learning to stand and walk I must have aged a thousand years! :D. I felt very proud of her when she learnt to stand and when she took her first steps. But the road to those milestones wasn’t smooth! I don’t know how many times she fell and hurt herself. Just this morning she fell and hit her head…so many tears! It isn’t easy to watch your baby go through this, you just want to protect them from the pain. Fortunately, the tears shed are only for a moment. After falling, hurting herself, crying, she gets up and starts again!
She wouldn’t, infact we all wouldn’t be able to stand and walk by ourselves if we hadn’t pushed on as babies. So it is in our adult lives. Things or people or situations we find ourselves in knock us down. We’re hurt, we cry, we want to give up… but let’s not give in.
Get up when you fall or are knocked down. Keep pushing on! You are stronger than you think! You are stronger than what people think.
Proverbs 24:16 NKJV
For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.
I Corinthians 16:13 NKJV
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Controlling our emotions can be very challenging. Especially anger! 😠! When things don’t go our way or when someone offends us it’s very easy to get angry. You feel the emotion building up in the pit of your stomach, and you feel it moving up to your chest, your head! It feels like the temperature has suddenly gone up. Depending on who you are, sweat beads start building on your forehead, your armpits feel wet….or angry words start pouring out of your mouth!
I for one was prone to temper tantrums! I found it hard to control my temper. The things I described above used to happen to me…but most times I wouldn’t verbally express my anger! I just stewed and let it kill me inside.
Having a baby in the house teaches you a lot…or shall I say having a toddler! :D. I have learnt to control my temper and to try and understand the situation first. As time passes I have learnt to smile or laugh in place of anger. I find myself laughing with my daughter when she does things that frustrate me.
I’m not there yet…every day I get better.
Let’s be slow to anger like our Father in Heaven. 🙂
Ecclesiastes 7:9 NLT Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.
Proverbs 16:32 KJV He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Psalms 145:8 KJV The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.