Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hello Peace Filled Saturday!
So I think I've never been so happy for the weekend to arrive. I could probably say that every weekend though. It felt good coming home knowing that there would be no 4 o'clockish alarms going off. The dogs however are another story. George told me to invest in the bedroom curtains. The minute the blue "afore glow" in our east window illuminates, Tugie is rooting and snorting and wanting to get up. George got up with them this morning since he had to get up anyway. He had a hard time trying to please Tugie this morning. He wasn't following her routine. lol She does not have him trained like she does me in the mornings. I'm sure he failed to give her the fist full of science diet in her dish after the morning business. He stuck her back in bed with me and of course she wanted down again. So I tried to sleep but the animals kept stirring me up.
Backing up a bit. Yesterday was rough. I was tired already and not feeling good and then someone told me something that someone said about me and it upset me. I'm so tired of BLAME GAMES. It's highly annoying, and I've done nothing wrong. There is nothing that royally yanks my chain than someone trying to say I did something wrong when I did not. I think that makes the IRE run through me like nothing else on this earth. WOE be the person that has to live through my ranting when someone does that! Roots run deep with that. I've had some situations before when people say things and it damages your name or things you are trying to do. And I am not happy with the persons that effect my life in such a manner. The problem with gossip and finger pointing is that others do not see the untruths - as people think if you hear something it is automatically true. My inability to protect myself, is what makes me so vulnerable and unaccepting of another's false or misleading ramblings. Whether it's a comment on facebook, or a comment to others. Of course on the flip side, when you yourself comment about a FACT or truth, all hell breaks loose on the other side and you are STILL the villain even with you have done nothing wrong.
It's things like this that make me want to go live in a log cabin far away from people. Would it hurt one to actually THINK before opening the flap? Of course I'm angry over it b/c I can't control it so that also makes ME the bad guy. Well even God gets angry and I'm not sorry one iota for being angry.
But one thing is true. I'm glad to have the weekend and to be own my own agenda. As far as I can tell, no one placing in judgement here at the house and if they do they can get over it as quick as they thunk it! ;-)
Now on with my quiet day. I love my pets as they just do not gossip about anyone! But for the humans that do or did I'm just going to file a disgruntlement claim with God and he'll deal with it! ;-)
James 4 gives some good advice. James 4:1-11 below.
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so your murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know what friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scriptures says "He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleans your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
And James 1: 19-21 is a good one for me right now b/c I am quiet most of the time but every now and then my top will blow at the 12th thing that comes along. I think I can only store about 11 things within me and when the 12th irritant comes along - look out - she blows! lol So here is that scripture:
"Know that, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God."
Yesterday I was not slow to speak, nor quick to hear, but I was quick to blow. And while I cannot be sorry that I was angry as I had a right to be - I probably should have just tattled to God like I usually do instead of venting my feelings.
Not that it's wrong to vent either - but I'm of the mind lately that sometimes it's best if people do not know how you feel. Sometimes it's healthy for them to wonder how you feel. Or ask how you feel. But we live in a selfish world now and it's always about everyone else. I was being selfish too trying to make it about me. But - to my credit - no one else is going to look out for me. I just try to clear my name when people want to make mud of it. It gets old sometimes being in the spot lights in life. People always throw darts. There is always jealousy too that people have toward one another and there goes more darts.
Sometimes the wisdom of being able to see all these things going on behind the scenes is probably not good for me. (I'm pretty darn good at reading people and it gets me in trouble b/c I can see through them and it makes me angry.)
But every day we live and learn and try to do better. When someone else sins against us and we run our own mouths it really doesn't help the situation and we are no better. So for that I place judgment on myself. I will try to do better and start anew. Thank God for his mercies and forgiveness.
So all that said, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ready to have a day to myself and doing things without judgment OR comments. And this my friend, is why we love our pets so much! They cannot speak so therefore we get along with them well! ;-)
Oh and the tropical storm that came through here was not really much more than just some rains. Not even as much as expected. I was a little disappointed how quickly it was over. lol
Hope you all enjoy your day too!