That’s what it is! Rapid character building. I finally get why I can’t get away with anything lately.

I have been placed in everyone’s shoes every time I made a comment or posed a question. I have been pretty much forced to empathize with every situation. I have had my eyes opened to how certain things that I or others do make people feel. And now I get it. God is doing some rapid character building! Still not sure why, but at least I know what!

I realize now that some of the ways I do things offends people. For example, I am very ‘business first’. I do away with small talk and such and go right into business. It is how I have always been. Almost as if I need to know if I can relax or do I have to do your job for you. It’s not personal, it’s just the way I operate. Recently, one of my roommates and I had a conversation about that, and brought it to my attention that she’s exactly the opposite in that manner. She likes to say hello, and get the general ‘how are you’ questions out of the way first.

Also, I am very hard on a select few people. I have no idea why, I just am. And God has definitely shown me that I have no right to correct ANYONE and that I’m not giving everyone the attitude of Christ I am commanded to.

And, I make sharp comments sometimes, again, only to a short list of people. It’s not out of dislike or anything, but it happens. And it has to stop.

In the past month, I have been corrected by a laundry list of people. I have had to make some hard calls that were crushing to my will (a good thing). And I have been bombarded with how God expects me to act in contrast with how I am acting…

Rapid Character Building. It’s not my favorite lesson and I still don’t know why I’m being taught it now, but here’s what I have to say:

Bring it on, God. Bring it on.