For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Recently I was in another coffee shop attempting to write when a girl answered her cell phone and instead of removing herself to chat, carried on a very loud personal conversation right there. After that she started blowing her nose super loud. I said to myself "Ok Becky time to keep focusing on love, forgiveness, and patience." There are many rude people in the world and the cell phone has caused much more rudeness. It is how we choose to deal with this and respond that matters.
God puts up with lots from us. Thank goodness for His mercy and His grace. We are not by any means perfect creatures but are to learn and grow to try to be more like Him. The saying 'WWJD' which became popular a few years back, really does make us think about "What Would Jesus Do?" In certain not so perfect situations in life ask yourself that questions before you boil over and are sorry for your actions or feelings.
Why not try to emulate Christ in tough situations you encounter today? Things may annoy you but then did you ever think you could annoy others too. Remember to show God's grace to others.
PRAYER: Lord you are good and I am so grateful for your love and grace. Help me Lord to remember to show grace to those around me as we never know what they are going through. Above all help me not judge others as I am not walking in their shoes. In Jesus' name. Amen.