My Thorn

Paul summed up my problem in 2 Corinthians:

“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited” 2 Corinthians 12:7(ESV)
I am a master at being critical. I am reminded of this fault quite often by the lady who lives in my house. It really ticks me off, too. You are living in a dream world if you think being older makes you wiser. I’ve tried that trump card so many times and have gone busted, every time! You would think it would finally dawn on me to ‘shut-my-mouth’ and not think I am so right. I’ve tried to use discretion, but just this morning, “Mr. Smart-bottom” sounded off and immediately realized what a dumb ox I be. I did gave myself a mental spanking and apologized for my errant behavior. So, here again I must repeat the fourth promise I made myself on January 2, this year: (repeated 3 times in order get through the brick-head)
“I promise myself to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.”
“I promise myself to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.”
“I promise myself to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.”
Lord, grant me the wisdom to hold my conceited tongue since I can’t seem to do it by myself. I do not wish to sleep in the garage.”  AMEN

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