“Discipline Reveals Character…” Over the last week, my wife and I have been blessed to have both of our grandsons here at our home… It’s been, lets say, challenging at times… We’re NOT used to having little ones around the house, & we ARE used to being able to understand them when something’s wrong… My youngest grandson (Isaiah – 6mths old) has been difficult at times, we know he’s eaten, he’s clean & he’s safe…SO WHY ARE YOU CRYING???!?!?!? We don’t know if his tummy hurts, he doesn’t like the way were holding him, or not holding him, if he’s too warm, or too cold… WHAT IS IT??? I can understand when a baby who can’t communicate any other way but to make a noise, but a two year old, who understands most of what you say? OH NO HE DIDN’T just throw a fit…”ain’t nobody got time fo dat”
My Point: When we are disciplined by our boss, reminded of who we are by a friend, reminded who we are NOT by our parents, what is revealed in our reaction? What oozes out when we’re squeezed?
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8 NIV)
MORE HIM, less me