10. Overly guarded
You ever get that word from God and you keep poking your head to see if it’s arrived yet? And you go to being annoyed because it isn’t available when you want it….yup that was and sometimes is me. Once I realized how anxious I was I started praying for patience…and it came in the form of slow drivers! It’s like the worst drivers were always on the road, don’t get me wrong I’m still being developed but I’m actually trying to learn from these experiences now instead of getting extremely angry. When you’re anxious it can lead to being desperate, desperation makes you rush into things, especially things God didn’t ever tell you to get involved with. (Philippians 4:4-8, 2 Timothy 3:6-7) The 2nd passage is scary because the bible tells us that there are those waiting for silly women to fall for them! And let’s not forget not to awaken love before it’s time. (Songs of Solomon 8:4). In most cases it only appears to be love. When I see people, children included with anger issues I always wonder what’s causing a bad attitude in them. I was an angry child that grew into an angry adult; if I couldn’t fight you physically I wanted my words to hurt you. I wanted you to remember what I said to you. My bad attitude got me in plenty of trouble and plenty of fights. I want God to use me and give me good gifts but if a bad attitude is going to ruin that it’s pointless. “He who angers you controls you!” (Proverbs 29:22, 21:19, 25:24).
Ladies we have a way of overthinking things don’t we. The guy can literally smile at us or open the door for us and we take it and run with it. Angel Walston, founder of Changed Hearts, said something powerful: she had to ask herself is this person my God ordained spouse or just a brother in Christ. She also stated sometimes we want something so bad that we plant our own seeds of confirmation! Ouch! I was still in denial even after I heard her say this, my idol was rooted! A smile doesn’t mean he is into you; it could be his parents raised him with good mannerism! Stop letting your imagination run wild (Exodus 14:14, 2 Corinthians 10:5). Our desires can push us to be distracted! When you’re distracted you’re easily confused not knowing if it’s of God, of you or of the enemy. (Colossians 3:1-2, Matthew 6:33, Galatians 1:10). Last but not least, we sometimes overly guard our hearts. I get it we need to protect our hearts but let’s discern what we should be protecting ourselves from. No one wants to get hurt however we can’t have our walls up so high that even God can’t get in.
. Hope you found Part II helpful.