If I were given the opportunity to change one thing about myself it would be to have much better patience. I didn’t want to just say patience, because no matter who you are you have some. It might seem microscopic, but it’s still there. God may have bestowed many gifts upon me, some still unknown, but the one He didn’t give was the gift of patience.
This is a weak area for me. I can easily get frustrated and don’t dare try to talk to me in those moments of deep frustration because I have a tendency to bite the poor person’s head off. Am I proud of this weakness. No, not at all. In fact, I feel really bad after and will apologize to the person or people if I did yell at them.
As I’ve gotten older I can see that more and more in myself and try to think before I act, but it doesn’t always happen. However, I’ve started to pray about it. It’s funny, but sometimes you can learn great lesson by reading a fiction book.
I love Julie Lessman’s books. Even though they are historical, which to be honest are my favorite kind of fiction book to read, the lesson her characters learn are important and can be applied to life today. But one of the best lesson you can take yourself from the book is to pray about your own weaknesses. Don’t try to do it yourself because you will fail. We are human and we will sin, but with the strength of God behind us He can help us to do or overcome anything.
What about you? If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?