Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
I am a caregiver for my mother. I love my mom. I want to help her have a good life. She is aging and unable to manage her own life. The problem I have is, she wears me out. She has alcohol-induced dementia, yet doesn’t recognize that alcohol has destroyed her life. She protects her “one drink” with everything she has. She fights me on many things and her words are continually negative. I am trying to be a loving daughter and provide for her. Yet, I am starting to feel like it’s too exhausting. I pray, “Lord, let me not weary in well doing.” Mainly, when I am with her, it’s her words that bring me down. She continually states how much she hates it here and how miserable she is. Her negativity, is life sucking. I pray that the Lord will fill her with His Holy Spirit and she will radiate the fruits of His Spirit. So far, this isn’t happening.
I wonder why it is, that some people get the fruits of the Spirit and others, simply don’t.
What I know; if we speak life it helps those around us as well as ourselves. We all have things to complain about. Complaining doesn’t make things better. It only makes things worse. Today, regardless of what happens, focus on what’s right. We all also have something good to think of too. Think about how much Jesus loves you, that’s enough!!
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Be fit and be blessed,