My life’s been too languid for much too long now. Who doesn’t want to get a little infuriated every now and then. Don’t 3 out of 5 doctors recommend getting plenty of infuriation in your diet or is it the other way around? There’s always plenty of opportunity to get miffed, peeved and steamed but not infuriated. It’s not often an opportunity to get infuriated presents itself. That is like a whole other level of fun. Yeah, thats what I want. Sign me up!
Ironic how we get angry at the news, yet we keep turning the news on. Like a moth to a light we are drawn to things that aren’t good for us. We complain that our budget is blown at the end of the month, yet the Amazon boxes keep coming. I never had a problem before, but since the brain tumor, I have to take blood pressure pills. Part of the medicine I give myself doesn’t come in the form of pills but in the way I choose to live my life. That is a blessing I have been granted. I try to make wise decisions that are good for me physically, mentally and spiritually.
Difficult as it may be, I had a choice. Open the link and get infuriated, or start my day off by opening my devotionals and the Bible. Hmmm that is quite a conundrum. Tempting as getting infuriated may be, guess which I chose? No, I’m not ashamed of my choice either. I’m not saying not to stay informed. Educating oneself is admirable. To be fair, I’m sure the individual that sent me the email was just sharing something they found interesting. I know that I’ve sent my share of infuriating emails. There’s only so much infuriating a person can take, however. It’s important to watch that infuriating saturation index you know. Personally, I try to limit my intake as much as possible these days.
Instead, I read this in a Billy Graham devotional just this morning, “The world’s sewage system threatens to contaminate the stream of Christian thought”. No truer statement has been made. The devotional contained two supporting scriptures, Philippians 2:5 “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” and Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.
Would you rather obsess over God’s grace or the pollution of the world? I have never had my blood pressure raised by reading scripture, listening to a good Bible study or a Dr. Lee Warren podcast. By staying grounded in the word of God, I know exactly who is always in charge and what is ultimately going to happen without having to read an infuriating email. Perhaps I’ll read it tomorrow.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Philippians 4:8 NIV
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