I Pulled the Trigger

     Photographer: Ashley Johnson

     You know I've been talking a great deal about humility in this season. But I just can't get enough of it right now. I mean the fruit of humility is astounding. When you think you've sacrificed so much, only to realize that the gain is far more greater than you could have ever imagined. It leaves you a bit stunned.

     With that said, I had another test in the realm of humility and grace. I had to walk out and see for myself if forgiveness was the powerful force that I believed it to be. And note, the extension of forgiveness is not just towards another, but is also towards ourselves. Which I've learned, can be the hardest expression of forgiveness in the end.

    And so, my thorn in the flesh appeared. Yes as a person. But I felt no animosity or anger. In fact I felt freedom. It's one thing to speak the truth in a situation. It's another to speak it motivated by the trigger of love. And I won. Not an argument. But a life lesson.

     We all have those people in our lives that rub us the wrong way. But realize the irration is actually an exfoliation on the calloused areas of our own hearts.

Wisdom's Knocking:

Haters are gonna hate. But in your heart, let love remain.