Life on Life’s Terms

Today is going to be a productive day.  I woke up early and went into work to finish preparing for class. I started a new job recently as a teacher and it is a lot of work preparing lesson plans and mastering the subject matter.

Meanwhile, I came home yesterday and was taken off my game by my Mother-n-law.  She can be very judgmental and cynical at times and made me feel low.  I too can judge others and I’m convinced this is a normal human reaction.  However, I also believe “hurt people, hurt people”.  What I say to another person can be damaging.

3 Now aif we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.

4 Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.

“So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it a boasts of great things. And a the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of a deadly poison.” James 3

God, thank you for helping me stay clean, sober and free of lust as best as possible all of these days in a row (40).  Please help me not take a drink, drug or masturbate, just for today.