This morning my husband and I got into an argument. At the heart of the argument, the subject of lost sunglasses. I won’t speak for him, but for me, I got perturbed. I began to get bitter and annoyed. I went to gym, walked on a treadmill for 20 minutes and thought to myself… “If he died today would that argument have been worth it?”. Now, I know what you are thinking. “Wow! That is quite dramatic” — but is it? We are not promised tomorrow much less even the rest of today.
James 4:14 says…
14You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears.
For you it might be fixing a friendship that has been broken for many years. It might be mending a mother/daughter relationship (or father/son) because you have been too prideful and didn’t want to be the first one to “break”… Maybe you have bitterness towards someone because they offended you when they don’t know they even did it! Or maybe your situation is like mine, an argument that (in the scheme of things) is so minute – and yet as humans we make it such a big deal. If God chose to take my husband this afternoon I would die knowing my last words to him were in anger. I would have to live with it the rest of my life. I don’t want that sort of regret. The love I have for my husband is beyond descriptive words.
25If we live by our spiritual nature, then our lives need to conform to our spiritual nature.
2 Timothy 3:12 (Contemporary English Version)
12Anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others.
Don’t regret your words. I love my husband and regardless of mistakes that are made on either side, if that moment comes and Christ decides He is ready for him, I want to know my last words were full of love not full of anger. I’m going to make a conscious effort to not get annoyed or bothered by the small stuff no matter who it is. No one is perfect on either side of an argument because we are human. The only perfect one around us is Christ himself! I’m so grateful I have gained salvation through His grace!!