I’m not proud of my behaviour when I’m upset.
Reference: “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? (Mark 14:48 NIV)
Explore: It is very clear to see when I am upset. I don’t cry, I don’t vocalise my pain, I don’t even proclaim it on my Facebook status.
When I am upset I tend to internalise my pain and become surly. While I am usually vivacious and engaged with my social setting, when I am emotional, I will get very quiet and just focus on the tasks I have to complete.
I’m not proud of my behaviour when I’m upset. While I think it’s ok to have different emotions I am still working on expressing my feelings in the best way.
Application: When it comes to reactions I think the best person to look to is Jesus. He had integrity in all that He did.
When reading the passage about Jesus being arrested, I was amazed that He never changed His character or purpose. He had always been a man of peace, standing up for what He believed in.
Even a crowd of armed men did not change Jesus’ purpose to live for God.
So whenever I get in a bad mood, because things have not gone my way, I need to remember to be more like Christ. To be consistent in my integrity and stay true to the Godly character that I aspire to uphold.
Prayer: Jesus Christ, even when You were confronted with a crowd of enemies You stayed true to your Godly character. May I strive to be more like You, even when I’m not in the best of moods. Amen.
How do you act when you’re in a bad mood?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.