Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Kicking Moodiness in the Bum

There are certain things in life that we need not pray about— moods, for instance. We will never get rid of moodiness by praying, but we will by kicking it out of our lives. Moods nearly always are rooted in some physical circumstance, not in our true inner self. It is a continual struggle not to listen to the moods which arise as a result of our physical condition, but we must never submit to them for a second. We have to pick ourselves up by the back of the neck and shake ourselves; then we will find that we can do what we believed we were unable to do. The problem that most of us are cursed with is simply that we won’t.

~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest


  1. I love how this reminds us of our personal responsibilities! Great quote!!

  2. Needed to read that today. Thanks. : )