Okay, this is not a bragging session. Preparing for tonights Pioneer girls class as we are going through The Story, I was fortunate to read about Esther. I love Esther. One of my favorite moments from Africa was the Beth Moore Esther Study.
However, this was not a lesson learned way back in Africa, this is a current lesson that God used an Old Story to teach me about anger.
I looked at Esther 1:12 when King Xerxes burns with anger. He is furious. Yes, he is a big high on alcohol, but his real reason is that he was not being obeyed immediately. Looking at his perspective, he totally came unglued for a walk.
This week lesson was on perspectives, I too get so furious about little things. After logging a reaction journal, most of my "issues" were on trivia matters. I like King Xerxes burn with anger over little things. Yes, he was going to look bad in front of his peers. But, I too can do that. If it is regarding how my house will look. What others might think of me? So, I bark orders and fume at the kids when my expectations or chores aren't done right. Ouch. Sorry God.