Real Life – May 19, 2023

05.19.23 | Lakeland Times Article | by Steve Rowe

Real Life – May 19, 2023

    Real Life -- Lakeland Times -- May 19, 2023

    Real Life with Pastor Steve

    May 19, 2023

    We’re going to irritate each other from time to time, the keys to dealing with that are patience, forbearance, and forgiveness ~ The Apostle Paul to the Colossians

      Have you ever realized just how annoying or irritating some people can be? We all have a tendency to get under each other’s skin… even the best of us. Honestly, any of us are capable of a bad day, and innocent people get caught in the tsunami. It’s not an excuse… it’s just that it happens from time to time.  And if we are really honest, we are just as irritating and annoying to others.  So… how do we deal with that? 

        Marriages end over this, churches divide over it, countries go to war over it… and radio talk shows make millions in capitalizing on it.  It’s an ongoing problem as part of a broken, fallen world. Division, anger. Which means that we either learn better ways to deal with it… or we will continue to repeat the same patterns we’ve always done… bailing out, dividing, or fighting.  

      Fortunately, the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Colossians… gives us an alternative.  We are to resemble the image of God.  We are to show grace, and bear with the imperfections of others, and even offer forgiveness on the big stuff.  It's time to heal, instead of adding to the hurt. And that’s …real life.   ~Pastor Steve Rowe – Eaglebrook Church

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