What’s in Your Virtue Closet?
What did you put on first thing this morning?
Compassion or Harshness?
Meanness or Kindness?
Humility or Pride?
Sternness or Gentleness?
Patience or Impatience?
Vengeance or Forgiveness?
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:12-14 NIV
We have so many choices in our Virtue-Closet.
Many days, we grab what we wear based on our “feelings.” Yet… have you found your feelings can cloud your judgment?
Some days, we grab what others say we should be wearing. ” You deserve better!” “Don’t let her get away with that!” “If it was me, I’d…!”
Then come the days, we could care less about what we wear… Whatever is handy will work. But, does it really?
What if? What if, you prepared your garments the night before?
Decide, before you retire for the night, “Tomorrow I will choose LOVE. I will refuse to let disappointment or frustration cloud my attitude. God loves me! He has chosen me! I will love others with no agenda. I will choose to forgive. I will choose to be kind and gentle with my words. I will choose to respond and not react. Tomorrow I will lean into the LORD and heed the voice of the Holy Spirit.”
You may not walk out the door in the perfect outfit, but being intentional, being prepared, and being proactive, improves your success ratio.
So, ask yourself, “What will I wear today?”
Hugs in Him my friend!