Maybe you know what I am talking about here. Am I having lustful thoughts?…nope. I am talking about lust in the flesh. Anything that is meant for good can be twisted and corrupted into a sickening and sinful lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:22-26 says,
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no
law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions
and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let
us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Any of these things can be perverted. Love could be turned to lust. Joy turned to malice. Longsuffering turned to discontentedness. Kindness to hatred. Goodness…You get the picture. Whatever OUR desires are, if not God’s heart, can simply and quickly turn into a trip down sin road.
Such has been my day today. I think I broke nearly all of these today in some shape form or fashion. (I’m just being honest here.)
I woke up alright, but the closer I got to going to work the more angry and resentful I became. No prayer seemed genuine. The moment I stepped out of the Jeepers and watched the family cruise off into the morning briskness, I just allowed myself to be more hard-hearted. I thought to myself, “Hell, I didn’t get a REAL off day yesterday. I deserve a day with my family where I don’t have to do a honkin’ thing except enjoy them.” (Again, I did mention honesty, right.) I went in and everything just continued to set me off even more. The server being down, the five guys that ALWAYS come at me with petty questions before I can enter the “safety” of the office. There was more…nothing seemed to sit well.
So after I greeted everyone politely, I told them that I was just going to be quite for a while. I was just going to try to work past the “grumpies” on my own. (That really didn’t work out at all.) So I began to get organized for the day, with all of the new paperwork on my desk. (All of this only covered about 15 minutes or so.) Now, trying to find out what I had missed on the “off day,” if anyone had been kicked out of the program, who lost their bed, or any new guys that had been let in even though we aren’t taking any new guys into the program just because we are over-crowded as is. I still remained in my “funk” and barely talked to anyone.
(All text courtesy of www.biblegateway.com )