My Prejudice and Prayer

Recently I was confronted with the realization I am prejudiced against a certain class of individuals. Am I proud of it? No.

But the holiday season really pushes my fear front and center. It seems like everyone and their Momma is out shopping. That means more populated stores.

I’ll be in Publix minding my own business. Trying to decide what sushi plate to buy. Then there they are. You can tell the worst ones by their hair and kids.

I never judge a book by its cover.

Unless the book has a bob hairstyle, a kid on the dance team, just got back from a PTA meeting, and almost runs me over with their buggy.

People who walk in the store like they own the place. Completely cold to the welfare of others. With a frigid look that just yells, “I will choke you to death right here in this Publix if you come between me and my son’s peanut-free peanut butter.”

Or they give you an empty, dead inside glance as they buy cosmetics for a daughter that is one house party away from being on Teen Mom.

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20 Must Study Bible Study Topics

 

20 Must Study Bible Study Topics

Last year, I took Joyce Meyer’s #3030challenge. I studied the Bible daily for 30 minutes then posted what I learned. I’d like to go back and share some of the topics that were particularly eye-opening. I hope you find them helpful!

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Forgiveness

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I’ve been working on my anger. Thanks to the Bible, prayers, and healthy temper management techniques, I’ve seen some progress.

However, the Lord made it clear to me that I can’t treat the symptom and ignore the cause. Being angry at someone is the result of being unable to forgive.

So next time you find yourself all angry and upset at someone, keep in mind that you could forgive or you could choose not to forgive… then end up bitter and angry, which isn’t as fun as you’d think.

Forgiveness is an absolute necessity when it comes to obtaining and maintaining happiness.

*Rae

30/30 Challenge: Day 6

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I spent at least an hour this morning flipping through my Bible; studying topics I really need to go over. Namely anger and forgiveness.

I won’t bore you with the all the details, but I’m in a situation that didn’t go according to my plan and I do find myself getting worked up and bitter when I think too much about it.

At first I prayed to “get over it.” I spent at least a good month praying every night for God to fix me. To make me happy so I could go on ’bout my business.

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