Broken Escalators: The Great Hot Dog Snatcher
March 18, 2019
Is there someone in your life that drives you crazy? Someone who knows just how to push your buttons? A person who really just rubs you the wrong way? Maybe there is an individual in your life who “makes” you act in foolish ways and say things you never meant to say; one who “makes” you act in ways no one else can.
The Bible has much to say about a person who gives in to their feelings and acts foolishly when stirred to anger like this…
Proverbs 29:11, “A fool vents all his feelings. But a wise man holds the back.”
Proverbs 16:32, “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
Proverbs 22:24, “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered.”
Proverbs 14:29, “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”
Proverbs 19:11, “A person’s wisdom yield’s patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
The truth is… No person can “make” us act foolishly. No man can “make” us lose our cool or say things that aren’t already dwelling within the boundaries of our hearts. When someone pushes our buttons, rather than make us angry, that irritation should act as a warning sign to us; a sign to point us to the weaknesses we have in our lives. It should cause us to draw closer to Jesus – that we may become more like Him.
In this weeks podcast based on chapter 4 and 5 from Peter Haas’ book, “Broken Escalators,” we will address the question… “What if God intentionally allows irritating people in our lives to help us realize only he can affect our promotions?” Through closely examining the life of King David and King Saul, we will look at how our character and relationships with God affect the anointing in our lives. I hope you will join me in this spiritual journey to discovering a deeper meaning to then nuisances in our lives as you listen in.