‘Wisdom is more powerful
yet one mistake can destroy
all the good you have done’ (Ecc 9:18)
Today I learned another lesson in a painful way. My husband and I were planing to go out. I wanted to finish my notes on our trip to Phillipi. I was very Impatient to write as fast as I could. I finished my letter. Then I pressed ‘copy to paste’. By mistake, because I was in a hurry, I pressed ‘delete’. All my good work for the past one hour disappeared in less than a second. I was shocked! I wanted to hate my phone… It was very painful. For a moment I thought that God is not ‘fair’ to me. I could smell the devil coming close to attack my spirit… Jesus!!!! I quietly but firmly rejected the anger that wanted to enter my heart!
We went out. Later, the Holy Spirit reminded me that impatience is able to spoil much good work, especially in ministry. I remembered the scripture that said ‘a little mistake spoils much good work’. God’s Word is right! Always! God is not ‘fair’ to the flesh because the flesh must die! God is always fair to the Spirit! Finally, I ‘forced’ myself to thank God for the fulfillment of His Word. My pain turned to worship. I came back home and I wrote the notes again, this time I was patient and careful, as I should have been! Good lesson for me! The pain was only for a moment but the lesson is for a life time! Thank God for reminding me of the power of His Word! Hallelujah!!!
Your humility and yielded heart toward God truly inspire me, dear Lia! Simply beautiful! 💜
As an unbeliever, very successful medical doctor practicing in Nigeria I was the opposite: proud and stubborn. To God be all the glory for the dramatic and radical change in my heart! Thank you Lynn for your grace words!