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"The Golden Rule"
I think we have all at some point in our daily lives, found ourselves feeling impatient and frustrated with those who are not following the "rules." For example, you are driving and there is a construction zone coming up. We are all given more than enough warning that a lane will be ending but here are those who feel the need to bring everything and everyone to a screeching halt by trying to find their place in the long line of traffic at the last minute. Or how about the long lines at the grocery stores? As you are waiting for what seems like forever, a cashier opens another lane, steps out and says, "I can take the next person in line," only to have the very last person, waiting in the same lane as you, quickly make their way to the newly opened register. Oh, I know that there are far worse things going on in this world than what I have mentioned, things that may even cause some to want to even the score. However, we can find this reminder in Proverbs 14:29, "Patience leads to abundant understanding but impatience leads to stupid mistakes." So what are we to do as Christians when the "rule" of treat others as you want to be treated has gone by the wayside? We are to pray. Luke 6:28 instructs us to "Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Isn't that after all what Jesus did for each of us as he was persecuted, mocked, beaten and hung on a cross to die? Well then my brothers and sisters....When you find yourself in a situation that seems less than right or fair, don't be quick to judge or have a hot head. Simply ask the Holy Spirit to come into your heart and take a moment to pray for that person and let God take care of the situation. After all, He's the one who still sits on the throne and continues to watch out for and over His children.