How annoying is it when your GPS keeps repeating the word, “Recalculating?” You miss a turn or do not want to proceed as recommended and you continually hear, “Recalculating.” Even after a major mistake and completely missing the mapped-out road, the only comment you hear is, “Recalculating.”
What if your GPS had feelings? What if instead of the word recalculating it would say what it felt? For example, “You idiot, I told you to turn 500 feet ago!” Or, how about, “You moron, can you even follow directions?!” Or when it resets you on a course to get you back on track your GPS states, “See if I ever offer you any help again, you loser!”
Nope, the human factor of feelings is missing on your GPS device and it will never say those things.
But what about your human factor when you lose patience with someone? What about your human factor when someone confronts your behavior or the inflamatory words you’re using?
God always has a gentle and patient way of “recalculating” us so we stay on track or get back on track.
You were created with feelings/emotions/reactions to your thoughts. May they grow in patience and love for yourself and for others.
A fool gives full bent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (Proverbs 29:11)