I recently posted on our "excuse" pests needing extra-strength Raid, on my blog, while leaving a path of destruction behind, in our home and lives.
Today, I want to post an update on this convicting transformation. I stated that I didn't want to rid our house of these pests through condemnation and that has to first begin with me. God has so gently lead me through spraying for these pests (excuses) in my own life. After I finished publishing my post, I walked into the garage to find this antique bug sprayer. I started to laugh, picked it up, washed it off and put it on prominent display, as a reminder to me.
Kindness - sensitivity and understanding
Tolerance - God's tolerance of mankind when men displays contempt or ignorance of Him
Patience - God restrains his judgment
Repentance - changing our mind regarding our condition, our actions, our sins, our needs
As God is changing my mind by gently leading me to repentance, I am ready to direct my faith toward divine provision and solutions in my life. As He is eliminating the "excuses," I am able to see His work in my life.
This time of walking with the Lord, as He continues to convict me of my "excuses" has been very precious. I am seeing new fruit everyday. My son will laugh when I ask, "is that an excuse?" He will respectfully reply back, "no, an explanation!"
May you find God's kindness in your journey. May condemnation never knock at your door. May this season of thankfulness expand to enable you to see all the qualities of kindness, tolerance and patience of our Lord and Saviour.