Why do all these things happen to me?
It was ten o' clock at night. Late for me. I had my flannel pajamas on (married so long that doesn't bother my husband), my anti-snoring device (again, no bother to my husband) and was snuggled down deep under the comforter listening to the cold, howling wind blowing outside. A perfect scenario! I fell asleep quickly.
Suddenly I'm awakened by a blaring noise that made me bolt up and throw off the covers. Were robbers in the house? Had someone dropped a bomb in the vacinity? Maybe an earthquake.
What was going on?
Well, it was nothing as dramatic as any of those things. I had somehow set the alarm on my clock radio. It was now 12:00 midnight and I was listening to someone singing. Singing very loudly!
After I finally figured how to turn the thing off, I couldn't sleep. I got up, did some computer work and read my Bible.
A few hours later I went back to bed. And, had bad dreams! Some night of rest and relaxation, huh? Just be thankful you aren't going to cross my path today. I have been known to be quite grumpy when I have not gotten my rest!!
Okay, I've told you my story. What's the point?
Let's talk about the grumpy thing. It's true, I can feel the grumps coming on after a bad night. But, I've learned to control them (mostly). I bite my tongue a lot on days such as that.
It's sometimes not easy to keep a civil tongue in your mouth when you're tired or stressed or feel bad. It can be done. We have to take charge.
The Bible tells us to resist the devil. I think that means in areas such as allowing him (or your flesh) to control your emotions. Sure, it's easier to yell at the kids, scream at hubby or the person in the car in front of you. But, just because it's easier doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.
Let's allow God to control our emotions in times when everything in us screams for us to scream! If we do, we will have won a victory over the devil AND have much happier people around us!
Hoping to be the sweet, adorable person God intended me to be,even without sleep, Gloria