|Why am I such a Jerk?
||[Feb. 11th, 2007|02:47 pm]
I will have 200 of my 900 hours of my intership done after next week. I love it. Friday I didn't get to go. As I was heading out of town I got sick. It was pretty embarassing actually.
I feel better now, and I have held down everything else I have eaten so far. hmmm gross.
Went to a hip hop dance on friday night, Chris came into town for it...it was fun. I think I over did it.
Saturday Kim came into town, it was refreshing to see her. I hope the much needed vacation was good for her as well :o)
I am coming to realize my full potential for being a complete jerk. I think this comes from a lack of grace for others, and also a lack of dicernment. The tounge is a powerful weapon. It is amazing to me that the same mouth that can bring encouragement can also tear people down. I do it without even realizing it... I think I need more of the Lord's words writen on my heart, because unless he is in the things I say to others, my words are useless and often destructive, to myself and more importantly those around me.
3When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, 8but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. 10Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 11Can both fresh water and salt[a] water flow from the same spring? 12My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
I am sorry to those of you who my words have injured and Thank you to those who have encouraged me despite my redicularity.