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Old 10-21-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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turn the lights out lock the doors get under the bed, works for my cat.
I wish my cat could turn off lights and lock doors! In fact if he could just open the door that would be nice, not to mention use the toilet... I envy you.

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Old 10-21-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Sometimes we as Christians make stupid bad decisions and do the "wrong thing". So what are we to do? How do you fix it? What does God think?

Yeah, I know: were human, stuff happens, and it's hard to walk blameless day after day. But...we are all expected to at least try. We can't use "I'm only human" as an excuse for not trying...

Example: today I screwed up. In a fit of anger, I lost my cool and said something to another that I shouldn't have. The other party involved was pushing all my "wrong" buttons, provoking me, but still I should have kept my tongue. I didn't. I let him have it with "both barrels".
Now I regret what I did, and will have to somehow repair the damage I caused. His parting words were something like "some Christian YOU are!!!" He's right on that count: very bad example on my part...what I did was wrong.
It's like I moved forward a step yesterday, but then slid back three today. Why do I tell you? Because...the Bible says to confess your faults one to another... (James 5:16) It doesn't say "cover it up and hide it"...it says confess your faults...
Maybe the next time this situation comes up, I will have learned how to handle it better...


Bud
Hey don't make excuses.. God doesn't care that you made the mistake.. God cares what you do with the realization of the mistake.. Don't beat yourself up. Christ came to make us free not so that we could be burdened with guilt. It is done. Now apologize and move on. It is only the ego that will suffer and you have obviously learned from the mistake.. that is not to say it won't happen again, but hey.. if you beat yourself up then you can't love yourself and if you can't love yourself then you can't love your neighbor as yourself.

So apologize and move on. If you hold onto the guilt it will be a stumbling block for your relationship with God and others. IMHO
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: USA
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Hey don't make excuses.. God doesn't care that you made the mistake.. God cares what you do with the realization of the mistake.. Don't beat yourself up. Christ came to make us free not so that we could be burdened with guilt. It is done. Now apologize and move on. It is only the ego that will suffer and you have obviously learned from the mistake.. that is not to say it won't happen again, but hey.. if you beat yourself up then you can't love yourself and if you can't love yourself then you can't love your neighbor as yourself.

So apologize and move on. If you hold onto the guilt it will be a stumbling block for your relationship with God and others. IMHO
And, more importantly, don't allow others to beat you up......you know, those "helpful" so-called Christians who see everyone's sin except their own.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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turn the lights out lock the doors get under the bed, works for my cat.


Umm....ok. Bwaa..hah...haa...hah....haaaaaa!

Thanks Huck...I needed a laugh...


Bud

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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I didn't get a chance to read all the replies before I went and called the guy this morning. I apologized for my irrational outburst, and being a "total jerk" (my words, not his) I fully expected to be lambasted and have my character attacked all over again. I mean, I had prepared myself not to return "evil for evil", but to keep a watch over my mouth. To my surprise, he immediately apologized to me for the way he acted too.

Isn't it cool how these things work out, if you do the right thing after a screw-up?

We both got a laugh when he said he hardly slept last night mulling over the confrontation. I said "me too....I hardly slept a wink..." I had spent the entire night tossing and turning, with my mind running full speed 100mph...LOL! And the source of the bickering has been addressed too. God showed me in my "sleep" (what little I got) what to do and what to say to fix the issue.

Yahoooo....problem all gone!

Thanks to all for the caring, suggestions, and prayers! Going to go right down the line and rep ya'll (as many as it will let me)




Yawn. Bud very tired and sleepy now....
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I didn't get a chance to read all the replies before I went and called the guy this morning. I apologized for my irrational outburst, and being a "total jerk" (my words, not his) I fully expected to be lambasted and have my character attacked all over again. I mean, I had prepared myself not to return "evil for evil", but to keep a watch over my mouth. To my surprise, he immediately apologized to me for the way he acted too.

Isn't it cool how these things work out, if you do the right thing after a screw-up?

We both got a laugh when he said he hardly slept last night mulling over the confrontation. I said "me too....I hardly slept a wink..." I had spent the entire night tossing and turning, with my mind running full speed 100mph...LOL! And the source of the bickering has been addressed too. God showed me in my "sleep" (what little I got) what to do and what to say to fix the issue.

Yahoooo....problem all gone!

Thanks to all for the caring, suggestions, and prayers! Going to go right down the line and rep ya'll (as many as it will let me)




Yawn. Bud very tired and sleepy now....
So happy it all worked out! God is good!
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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Sometimes we as Christians make stupid bad decisions and do the "wrong thing". So what are we to do? How do you fix it? What does God think?

Yeah, I know: were human, stuff happens, and it's hard to walk blameless day after day. But...we are all expected to at least try. We can't use "I'm only human" as an excuse for not trying...

Example: today I screwed up. In a fit of anger, I lost my cool and said something to another that I shouldn't have. The other party involved was pushing all my "wrong" buttons, provoking me, but still I should have kept my tongue. I didn't. I let him have it with "both barrels".
Now I regret what I did, and will have to somehow repair the damage I caused. His parting words were something like "some Christian YOU are!!!" He's right on that count: very bad example on my part...what I did was wrong.
It's like I moved forward a step yesterday, but then slid back three today. Why do I tell you? Because...the Bible says to confess your faults one to another... (James 5:16) It doesn't say "cover it up and hide it"...it says confess your faults...
Maybe the next time this situation comes up, I will have learned how to handle it better...


Bud
To the person you wronged. Not to the entire world!!!
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by BudinAk View Post
Sometimes we as Christians make stupid bad decisions and do the "wrong thing". So what are we to do? How do you fix it? What does God think?

Yeah, I know: were human, stuff happens, and it's hard to walk blameless day after day. But...we are all expected to at least try. We can't use "I'm only human" as an excuse for not trying...

Example: today I screwed up. In a fit of anger, I lost my cool and said something to another that I shouldn't have. The other party involved was pushing all my "wrong" buttons, provoking me, but still I should have kept my tongue. I didn't. I let him have it with "both barrels".
Now I regret what I did, and will have to somehow repair the damage I caused. His parting words were something like "some Christian YOU are!!!" He's right on that count: very bad example on my part...what I did was wrong.
It's like I moved forward a step yesterday, but then slid back three today. Why do I tell you? Because...the Bible says to confess your faults one to another... (James 5:16) It doesn't say "cover it up and hide it"...it says confess your faults...
Maybe the next time this situation comes up, I will have learned how to handle it better...


Bud


Hey welcome to being human, do your best, God loves ya.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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God is Good in You! See, he had it all under control.
God Bless Bud.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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I didn't get a chance to read all the replies before I went and called the guy this morning. I apologized for my irrational outburst, and being a "total jerk" (my words, not his) I fully expected to be lambasted and have my character attacked all over again. I mean, I had prepared myself not to return "evil for evil", but to keep a watch over my mouth. To my surprise, he immediately apologized to me for the way he acted too.

Isn't it cool how these things work out, if you do the right thing after a screw-up?

We both got a laugh when he said he hardly slept last night mulling over the confrontation. I said "me too....I hardly slept a wink..." I had spent the entire night tossing and turning, with my mind running full speed 100mph...LOL! And the source of the bickering has been addressed too. God showed me in my "sleep" (what little I got) what to do and what to say to fix the issue.

Yahoooo....problem all gone!

Thanks to all for the caring, suggestions, and prayers! Going to go right down the line and rep ya'll (as many as it will let me)




Yawn. Bud very tired and sleepy now....

Yay Bud! (sorry if that sounds lame... it's what popped in my mind as I read this.. lol.)

Glad everything worked out.
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