In my last post I talked about the word fast challenge my friend started. I knew right away it would benefit me to do the challenge with her, but I didn’t realize how desperately I needed it. I think more than the words coming out of my mouth, it was the thoughts I had that shocked me. I realized how my days were filled with thoughts of “judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, or gossip.”
So what do I do when someone wrongs me and they don’t seem to want to repent? What do I do when I try to reach out to someone who keeps ignoring me? What do I do when I hear something disturbing about someone?
No matter why I have thoughts of “judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, or gossip,” I can turn it into prayer.
If someone knowingly hurt me and shows no remorse,
instead of having bad feeling toward that person —> I can pray that they would be more sensitive to others.
When someone seems to be too busy to get back to me,
instead of feeling frustrated at them —> I can pray for that person’s schedule. I can pray that they may be wise with how they manage their time.
If I heard someone do something awful,
instead of judging that person, or telling others about it —> I can pray that they would repent and turn back to God.
I don’t want my mind to be occupied with negative thoughts. But it is hard to get rid of those thoughts… So what if I turn them into prayers?