You can read the just concluded series here: part 1, part 2 and final part. Many of you found it funny that it was all a dream. Some ‘mean’ ones among us were upset…LOL. They wanted the John to really cheat on Ada. Anyways, what can we glean from the story? Here goes:
- Anger: There’s something about anger that destroys. Remaining angry is even worse. Imagine if you’e been keeping your cool for so long and then one day you suddenly have an outburst and things crumble, in the end, it will still be your fault because you let anger have even a breathing space. Anger kills. When anger wants to take over you, just remember that you are not a fool (see the life nugget).
- Self-control: When you are angry, how do you react? I know this is very important even in my own life. I’m learning to breath and pray. And try not to remain angry for too long especially past one day. I always reason it like this: If Jesus comes now, will this anger let me make Heaven? That’s usually enough for me to pick up the phone and settle. John shouldn’t have turned to alcohol.
- Worry: Ada was probably worried about the child issue which led to the nagging. This issue cannot be overstated and it is inherent in some of us more than others. Worry brings doubt and fear, and faith is the only way we can receive from God. Philippians 4:6-7 helps a lot here. The enemy may tell you that it is impossible not to worry but God’s Word says otherwise and even if you end up falling into the sin of worry today, pick yourself up and decide not to worry tomorrow. We will have victory in Jesus Name.
- Communication: We see communication play an important role again in this series. John and Ada need to communicate better and talk about their feelings. John should not have deserted Ada in rough times and they should have been there for each other.
In the end, it was a dream but these things do happen in reality and may God give us the grace to overcome.
Food for thought:
It seems women are more forgiving of a cheating man than men are of a cheating woman. I wonder what it is in man that makes this so.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.”