I Feel Grumpy Comin On!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Do you ever feel grumpy? I mean really grumpy. The kind of grumpy that makes you want to "spit nails." Sorry about that picture in your head right now. I have to confess I feel grumpy comin on. I've heard this hot weather can cause people to be irritable, but I am hardly in the heat. Can't be that.

We can blame grumpiness on a whole load of things, but if we get honest with ourselves it comes down to a right attitude. In other words I need an attitude adjustment. Sounds simple enough but it is NOT.

Have you ever been in one of those places where your looking forward to something your really excited about, you can't wait, you feel so good, you feel nothing can stop you, life is perfect, everything is great! We call that a mountain high-then you wake up the next morning, the event is over, nothing to look forward to, you don't want to get out of bed,life looks bleak. What changed? Nothing but your attitude, we call this a valley low.

Life is all about peaks and valleys. How we perceive life and those things around us make the difference between grumpy and content.

Grumpy is a cute word for angry. When we're grumpy you can be sure anger is the culprit.

Exodus 34:6 The Lord,the Lord the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

That should be our example, slow to anger and abounding in love. Let me stop here and say "This is not easy." This is not a normal reaction to those things or people who can really get to us. Our first inclination is to vent and strike out.

Proverb 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

I got to tell you this sounds good but so very hard to do. It's true how can you argue with someone when there is nothing said to argue about.

Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

Not many choices here ,we are either a fool or a wise man.

Proverbs 29:22  An angry man stirs up dissension and a hot tempered one commits many sins.

Anger can make us act and say many foolish things.

James 1:19 Everyone should be quick to listen,slow to speak and slow to become angry

James 1:20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

The word of God is very plain, we need to control our (grumpiness) anger. On our own impossible!!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Have a wonderful attitude week. :)



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Women Encouraged founder and director, Linda Huffman believes in doing all she can to help women be all they can be - physically, emotionally and spiritually. WE strives to do that by helping women recognize their strengths, conquer their weaknesses, bring balance in all areas of their lives and promote confidence in who they are, which gives them the courage to reach for those desires in their hearts that seem impossible.

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