By Jim D.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
The team was waiting back at the Denver airport terminal with the luggage waiting to be picked up. It was past lunchtime in Colorado time, and our bodies being two hours ahead of EST, we were all getting hungry. As one of the team leaders, I desired for everything to go smoothly. But the Lord continues to teach me that you just have to stop sometimes, take a breath, and give everything over to Him.
We need to do this on a daily basis, and often on a moment-by-moment basis. Because the moment that we turn to rely on our own wisdom, the devil starts to get his foothold. But when we turn to God and let him have the control, we will gain in the fruit of the spirit… in this case, patience.
So no, I certainly was not strip searched at Budget. But God did use the many times of waiting on Him yesterday to be stripped of my pride and impatience. May we all be open to how God uses our daily experiences to shape us more and more into the image of His son, Jesus Christ.