1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Honesty Test

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Rex77, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Rex77

    Rex77 Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Honesty is needed here.

    When someone does something to you at work or on the road etc.

    What is your very First reaction .

    1 Anger, then you remember you are a son of God, and forgive them, and just grin and bear it.

    2 Love. You forgive that instant.

    3. You just want to get even no matter how long it takes.
     
    #1 Rex77, Jun 23, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2006
  2. Emily25069

    Emily25069 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think mostly, I tend to go for #1. It irks me for sure, but then I usually realize that it isnt worth it.

    When on the road, I try to remember that I am not a perfect driver either, and maybe there was some circumstance to cause them to cut me off or something of that nature.

    Every now and again, I have been known to speak up about something, and not always politely, which is bad, but its not usually that it was directed to me. I saw a customer yelling at a cashier once for forgetting to give him his juice. He hadnt even made it out of the store when he realized that he didnt have it, so he went back for it. Most normal people would have said "oops" and gone on with life, but this guy needed to raise a stink. When he was done stomping his feet and whining, I looked at him and said.."I seriously thought that you were kidding for making such a big deal out of such a stupid mishap." and then I shook my head at him and went on my way. I was dumbfounded that somebody could act like that.

    Not my best christian moment. Im not too proud of it, BUT on the other hand, I felt so badly for that poor cashier.
     
  3. J. Jump

    J. Jump New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great reminder question of what we are "supposed to do," but as to what actually happens is sometimes I allow God to respond through me and sometimes I let Jason react.

    It really depends on what the action is. But it is my prayer that I will continue to grow in that I will more and more die to self and let God respond in me and through me!
     
  4. webdog

    webdog Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    24,696
    Likes Received:
    1
    Probably more number one, except I don't always remember I'm a son of God and forgive them. I rarely just grin and bear it, though. We are to be meek, not weak :laugh:
     
  5. genesis12

    genesis12 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    799
    Likes Received:
    1
    Emily sort of laid it out for me. Ditto.
     
  6. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    12,723
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wish I were more humble. You said the truth.
     
  7. Rex77

    Rex77 Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Glad I'm not on my own, I go for No1 also.
     
  8. lgpruitt

    lgpruitt New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    I try my best for number 1 at all times. I'm sure I slip on occasion, but then God corrects me. I tend to be a very patient driver...no need to be in a hurry...no need to get mad.
    :thumbs:
     
  9. Scott J

    Scott J Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Faith:
    Baptist
    1 or 2... After a difficult day it is much harder to be 2.
     
  10. Friend of God

    Friend of God Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2005
    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    9
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I agree with Scott J.
    I try to always be #2, but some days it's gonna be #1.
     
  11. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    23,777
    Likes Received:
    397
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Looks like a good one to bump -
     
  12. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,292
    Likes Received:
    10
    I'm more of a number 1. Some days, I'm 2, but most days 1.
     
  13. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    9,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm a pretty decent forgiver, but I'm a lousy forgetter.
     
  14. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    23,777
    Likes Received:
    397
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I forget things real easy, execpt when people do me worng:BangHead: :laugh:
     
  15. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    44,448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Me too.

    When another driver gets impatient and honks at me to hurry or get out of the way, I usually just smile and wave at them.

    I can see them backing off and wondering if I'm someone they know. :laugh:
     
  16. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    18,786
    Likes Received:
    849
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Scriptural advice:

    Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

    HankD​
     
  17. av1611jim

    av1611jim New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,511
    Likes Received:
    0
    Most days I am a #1 fellow. Sometimes I am a #2 guy. But LAST night, driving home from my girlfriend's place (2 hr drive) a certain truck driver nearly killed me playing cat and mouse. I had to go 90 mph @ 2a.m. on the freeway to get out of his way! There was lots of construction in that section and the freeway had been reduced to one lane. He nearly ran me down! At that moment I was definitely a #3 guy! But this morning I am returning to a #1 fellow.
     
  18. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,292
    Likes Received:
    10
    OH Jim! I'm glad you survived to tell us about it!

    I had that happen once on the way from Houston to Little Rock and it was late. Scary, scary!
     
  19. npetreley

    npetreley New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2002
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think I fit in any of those categories. The only time I get annoyed with other drivers is if I'm already really stressed about other things. I can't imagine caring enough to try to get "revenge" or anything.
     
Loading...