How do you respond when things don’t go your way? How do you act when someone at work yells at you for no good reason? When you make an F on the test? When someone criticizes your work?
Some of you become monsters. You are rude to everyone around. Hurt people hurt people and when you walk through the door you start on a rampage. No one there deserves it. You know that but it doesn’t matter. The monster is unleashed and everyone in the house has to pay the price for your hurt.
Some of you become zombies. “How was your day sweetie?” “Just leave me alone.” You get on your phone or computer and mindlessly look at people’s Facebook posts for hours. You lay on the couch. You mope. You moan. You don’t want to play with the kids or watch TV with the family. All you want to do is sleep or lay around thinking about how unfair life has been to you.
Some of you are normal people. You have a great concept about life. You realize that the world doesn’t exist to revolve around you. You dust off the dirt of failure or the crumbs of criticism and move on. You know that there is always tomorrow.
People who learn how to be normal get to celebrate the 50 year wedding anniversaries. The roller coasters of life do not make them sick because they don’t get too pumped about the highs or too deflated in the lows.
I like being around normal people. One day…I hope to be one.
He who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:27
Things I hope you will remember….
1) Freedom’s Crossing will be at RTPCC on Sunday, October 20th. The group was voted by AMG as the new artist of the year in 2012.
2) Octoberfest will happen at RTPCC on Friday, October 25th.
3) Click here to listen to last week’s sermon.
4) Click here for online giving.