September 26, 2017 – Tuesday
Proverbs 16:32 [KJV] He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
I was better than the mighty today. Yes, sir – I always wanted to be, and today I was! No arrogance about it, just plain biblical truth. So as not to confuse you, let me explain.
I was in a planning meeting, and everyone wanted their idea or agenda to get funded. As you can imagine, this kind of meeting went on much longer than needed. The arrogance of some began rubbing on my last nerve. I wanted to shout, “make a decision!” But I did not. Instead, I prayed and thanked God for the many ways he has blessed me. I controlled my spirit; and that makes me, according to God’s word, mightier than one who “taketh a city.” Yes, in that planning meeting, I became better than the mighty!
Now, if you think I think I am somebody special, let me assure you – I am! Not because I was mighty today, but because a mighty God loved me so much and reached into my life. Jesus changed me, and the Holy Spirit gives me the strength to control my spirit. I am only better than the mighty when He is in control.
Today at work, what challenges face you? Who is driving you to the edge of losing control? Let God provide the calmness of His Spirit and make you better than the mighty.
Yes, on this workday, you can be somebody special because you have a mighty God who loves you and wants to reach into your life! So you, too, can be better than the mighty – if He is in control.
Thank You, heavenly Father, for the power of Your Spirit. Thank You for changing my heart and for giving me the strength to live according to Your word. Thank You for the mighty works You choose to perform through me throughout my workday. Use me for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Pastor Bill Dudley
U.S. Department of Defense
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA