Working through this I changed the direction of what I was writing in my journal and began to complain to the Lord that it was not easy, why did He make it so hard? About halfway into that sentence, I got a strong reminder of what Jesus went through… He did not experience life as a cakewalk. As I tried to work through this I saw images of the scourging and crucifixion of Christ.
He led me to Philippians 2:3 – 8; John 15:5; Romans 6:3 – 7, 12:1, 3; and Colossians 1:28 – 29 (see if you can work out the connection between those passages).
So the reality that is bearing down on me is that when I am angry, not only have I chosen to pursue a goal that is not Biblical, my anger is with God. The assignment I thing I have from this morning is to empty myself of my demands of other people, situations, and organizations and serve them in Christ’s power, without expectation.
I do not really like all of God’s assignments.