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Bounce Back!

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     Yesterday my husband and I had 3 misunderstandings.  This was too many for me in one day.  It just seemed like our communication was off all day.  He said something and I misunderstood him and then I said something and he misunderstood me.  We both acted upon what we thought we heard the other one say.  However, in 3 different situations we were wrong and misunderstood each other.  Each time, we both got upset.  I personally wanted to stay there for a minute but God would not let me.  He said Bounce Back!

     To bounce back is to overcome, renew one’s strength.  I had to quickly get myself together and realize that it was not my intent nor my husband’s intent to purposely do something contrary to what we had discussed.  After giving the situations much thought, I constantly heard the Lord say, Bounce Back!  

  This week, I want to encourage you to bounce back when you encounter misunderstandings in your marriage, with co-workers or with family and friends. 

A Solution for Bouncing Back

1.  Pray and ask God to help you to walk in His Spirit and not in your flesh.

2.  Realize that it is ok to get angry but you don’t want to stay there.  Be angry and sin not.

3.  Remember the flesh wants you to stay angry, upset and mad, but you must bounce back quickly.  Practice displaying love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Know that God will help you.

4.  Everyone makes mistakes and we must be willing to treat others the way that we want to be treated when we make a mistake. 

 

Scripture Reference:  Galatians 5:16-26  Walk in the Spirit and not in your flesh.  

 

Until Next Week . . . . 

 

Carolyn

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