This was a letter to a Christian friend, a dear brother. I have decided to publish this as this could benefit others.
Dear brother, you are no longer a teenager or a smaller kid that the world will tolerate anything which was amusing or entertaining when you were smaller.
You need to ask God for Wisdom
Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 10:27, “The fear of the Lord prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”
Time is running out
Read 1 Corinthians 13th chapter as many times as required with a desire to understand it and correct your thinking and behaviour. Your sudden spurts of anger and speaking wickedness and accusing others are not helping you.
Recent trip to Boston I was trying to speak correction to a relative about how important it is to love a brother who is around us, if we say we love God.
1 John 4:20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
As I read this verse I remembered something as like a memory flash. I was made aware of the log in my eyes, so in quick obedience I called and greeted another brother whom I had not spoken to for a few years. My siblings and my wife are witnesses – they were along with me going around in a taxi in Boston.
Even this morning, my younger son gave a sweet loving feedback and I received the feedback for change. All of us need to get feedback from our loved ones. And be willing to change. I am saying these things to remind you that although I am older in years, I still have very many issues in my life. I am trying to correct and change things on a daily basis.
You may know these verses about anger
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. Proverbs 14:29
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger Proverbs 15:1
All of us have many shortcomings
Confessing our sins and asking for the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness is important. We have a very interesting verse in Psalms 69:5 which says. O God you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hidden from you.
God has given you intelligence, observation power and many other skills. You need to use these well.
Be the sunshine – sleep well
Sleeping at night is important. Getting sunshine produces Melatonin in your body which gives you sleep. Live is a gift from God. Steward it well. You are meant to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Period.
Your loving brother in Christ Jesus