You want to be heroic? Don’t give up on your friends when it becomes hard to talk to them.
You want to be brave? Talk about important things even if starting the conversation is awkward.
You want to be awesome? Spend more time blessing other people than you do enjoying life for yourself.
Real heroes are more concerned about the folks in distress than they are about their own comfort and safety.
"When you point out someone’s pride, you’re most probably just as prideful."
So i was trying to gather the family for family prayer. (Wanted to pray for my mummy cauz docs have found new tumour growths around her spine and liver. But i believe she’s healed. Just wait and see.)
My sister said she did not have the mood to pray. I was furious. I complained to my parents that she was selfish and proud not giving any care about mum blah bleh blah, etc..
But my parents of course being soft as always, said to forgive and be graceful and understanding because she’s also stressed about A levels.
Fine. I forgive.
Then while i was praying with my parents, God somehow convicted me. I was in the wrong and told me to apologise and seek forgiveness from my sister. I felt EXTREMELY DISTURBED…
(And yes it is God of course. Why would i tell myself to apologise and ask for forgiveness.)
Then He said, "you don’t want to do that because it will shame you. You’re proving to me that you are just as prideful."
That’s it. I was scared already and was seeing flashes (of my imagination) of the future where my sister strays away just because i let pride blind me.
I went back to my room after prayer time and did what was right. It wasn’t that bad, it was just damaging to my pride which deserves to be destroyed.