JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, you must not be too hard on yourself over your backsliding into irritability. You are by your very nature destined to drift off course again and again. Your Father’s will is that every time you drift off course, you take it as a reminder to return to Him for guidance.
Picture an old jalopy with it’s wheels out of alignment: Whenever it goes forward, it lists to the left and the driver must continually make corrections to keep it on track. You aren’t so different: You will by your very nature drift off course. It’s nothing to beat yourself up over. Rather, use it as a nudge to come to Me in prayer and receive the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
When you begin your day with 5 or 10 minutes of resting in Me, you allow the Holy Spirit to recalibrate your spirit in such a way that you’re aligned for the day. Of course, unexpected happenings can act like potholes and throw off your alignment. When you notice yourself feeling irritable or negative, resist the urge to find confirmation of your state of mind from another: Your neighbor cannot lead you in these circumstances. Instead, find a way to take a time-out and send your heart to Me. Close your eyes, send Me your grateful joy and ask something like, Lord, please help me get back to the loving center. Allow your worries, annoyances and self-recriminations to fall out of your mind and rest in the peaceful joy the Spirit brings you. I promise, you’ll emerge refreshed and renewed.
“A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?”
—Jesus to the crowd,
Luke 6:39 NASB