In my small group, we are studying a book called "Deadly Emotions." We are talking about stress, anxiety, anger, patience, etc., Its a great group of ladies and I really enjoy going and learning something new about myself.
Now, I think of myself as a pretty patient person. Things like traffic, waiting in long lines, my dog chewing a hole in the wall or kids spilling juice on the new carpet, doesn't get me upset. I really don't let little things bother me. Now, where you can push my buttons is when it comes to my kids and my husband. Cross those lines and hurt my family you could possibly see another side of me!
Here is how God has such a funny sense of humor. He wants to see if I really have learned my lessons and listening to him. All this week he has been giving me things to see how I'm going to handle my patience and to see how I'm going to react and if I'm really stay focused on him.
I usually go and get that threading done to my eyebrows at the mall. I've been going there for a while and there is a lady there that does a really nice job. However, this wasn't the case this weekend. There was someone new working and everything in me said, Kim don't sit down in that chair come back later." However, I did not listen. My eyebrows were so hairy that even my daughters told me it was time to go and get them done! I said, what the heck and sat down.
First, if you never had this done, it hurts really bad! If someone that has been doing it for awhile can do it really fast and it doesn't hurt as bad. This girl was new and it felt like she had tweezers and was plucking each piece of hair one by one. Did I mentionI have to do my upper lip too! Can you imagine how bad that hurts. On top of it taking forever and hurting so bad, I swear she took the thread and wiped her spit all over it and then used that same thread on my face! I wanted to puke! All I could feel was wet thread on my eyebrows! To top it off I went to pay and she put the wrong price in. It cost 17.00 and she charged me 170.00! Thankfully, she was able to fix it! However, when I went home to check my account online it the refund was still not showing up on my account! So, I had to sit on hold for 20 minutes until I could speak to an associate!
All I could do was breath and remind msyefl that I've made many mistakes in the past and getting upset will not make it any better. However, I will not be going back there again especially if that woman is working! I may be patient but I'm not dumb! Really, when you look at the bigger picture, its really not that big of deal and getting upset wouldn't of solved the problem! Its important to learn how to roll with punches( I think that is the saying). If I would of gotten angry and lost my cool, how is that being Christ like. God is patient with us, we need to patient with everyone else. If you get upset at the small stuff what are you going to do when something HUGE happens in your life. Also, I believe if we know how to handle the small things first, God will bless you with much more!
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:4-5