Friday, May 16, 2014

When the Fire Erupts

"The godly think before speaking; the wicked spout evil words." Proverbs 15:28

No matter how frustrating a situation is, we must never let our feelings control our tongue, because when it gains control, fire erupts! And when the fire erupts people get hurt. 

The burns we receive or give, leave a lasting impression. Those burns become constant reminders. 

I have been on both ends. I have been the one to allow the fire to erupt from my mouth and burn others, and I have also been burned as well. 

Neither are enjoyable. Yes venting at the moment seemed like a relief, until you step back and realize the effect it had. 

I have also seen the devastating burns placed upon others, that leaves me broken for them. Their scars might not be visible to the eye at times, but once they are revealed it's devastating. 

Do you know where the fire happens the most?

In our homes and with our families. 

Satan loves to fuel the fire and you can see families and homes where the fire broke out. 

The result from the fire;

Broken families trying to find the EXIT

Divorced homes, which reveals two parents who found the EXIT but left their children in the fire.

Parents and Siblings who set off fires at any given moment because of jealousy, selfishness, pride, and a lack of self control. Most of the time you see where the fire starts, gets repaired, starts again in a new part of the home, and it goes on and on. This is the worst of fires, because in the end all though the fires started then stopped, the burns eventually take over the entire area, it leaves your heart on a ventilator.

Hear is the thing, once you place burns upon someone, you can't take those burns back. Only Jesus can heal those burns and heal you from constantly erupting flames onto others. 

But you have to be willing to let Him. 

For me the burns I have received have come from those I love the most, and they hurt, and not only do they hurt, but once they finally begin to heal, something happens and you get burned again. And remember, if you are spewing fire to someone about someone else, not only does your fire burn the one you are gossiping too, but the fire will also find it's way to the person you talking about. 

After receiving so many burns, there have been times I have fueled fire with fire and spewed them right back, but I KNOW BETTER! All of us in Christ know better. 

Let's be mindful today and allow the Holy Spirit to be control rather than our feelings. Don't let your feelings control you, you need to control your feelings. 

Let's ask Jesus to forgive us for the burns we have spewed on others and to help us see His love through the healing of our own burns.