At times I’m amazed at how easy it is for me to give place to complaining; especially if aggravations are consistent.
But when I think about it, aggravation was consistently present with Jesus in the form of Judas, wasn’t it? That guy was a thief and a liar even though he lived and “walked” with Jesus every day; yet, God loved him. God didn’t slip into complaints regarding him even though every word would have been justified.
Jesus knew that it wasn’t about that. Neither is life in God for us. Living Godly is about living righteously… that means allowing ourselves to be transformed into the image of Christ Who Himself is the exact image of God, according to scripture.
Ever think about that? I have and, whenever I do, it adds amazing grips to my feet. Humility increases the strength of our foundation in God, y’all; it allows us to yield to God’s desires to cleanse all blemishes to our personality. Saying yes to God’s desires will enable us to “love” continually, even when aggravations are present, and it’ll keep us from slipping into complaint.