The positive, they aren't usually with other people around but the negative, they were directed to God. One day I had such a spell, I didn't even remember what it was all about when I was sobbing uncontrollably. Have you experienced a moment like this?
I apologized to God for acting like such a child and whiner and moved on. Fast forward a couple weeks or month and I read these verses and they took me back to my times of tantrum with God. It was one of those Ouchy moments. This time I didn't just apologize, I asked for forgiveness. I'm thankful God forgives when we ask for His forgiveness. I wish I had the strength and mindset to forgive like God. Don't you?
Anyway, this blog isn't about forgiveness but about getting it together before we are transitioning from Earth to Heaven. God isn't going to open the gates for one of His children throwing a temper tantrum...we need to deal with it while here. Our pains, hurts, sins, and unforgiveness don't miraculously disappear...they require time, Scripture, and answered prayer to help us through them before we are called home. I've had enough tantrums in my life time, it's time to grow up and stop "getting my panties in a wad", get over it, and deal with things that cause stress. What about you?
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things
or that I have already reached perfection.
But I press on to possess that perfection for which
Christ Jesus first possessed me.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,
but I focus on this one thing:
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
I press on to reach the end of the race and
receive the heavenly prize for which God,
through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Philippians 3:12 - 14
that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ.
They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite,
they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.
But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.
And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.
He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own,
using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.
Philippians 3:18 - 21