As toddlers our girls were spoiled rotten (yeah, I know, they still are). But, we would tell them they were rotten to the core; stinking and rotting. Now, when they would tell it back to us it sounded more like … stinkin-in and rottin-in. Their dad still tells them they are rotten in the toddler terms.
Truthfully, things that are rotting are usually stinking and it is anything but cute. When something stinks, it usually has sat around awhile, soured and rotted. Unfortunately, many Christians become rotten from sitting around and souring. They get upset, get discouraged and get down. Instead of going to their knees, seeking fellowship and prayer partners, they just sit and stew … and stew … and then they sour and after a while they just SMELL. You would think they would get the message when people start avoiding them. You can not stand to be around them. They are sour on the world. Nothing is going right for them; nothing is going their way. As the saying goes, “misery loves company” and they want you to be miserable with them. You just want them to get “washed in the blood” all over again. All you can do is bathe them in prayer.
2 Corinthians 2:14-15(HCSB) “14 But thanks be to God, who always puts us on displayin Christ and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.15 For to God we are the fragranceof Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
Hopefully, you are not the one stinkin’. Each day you make a choice. You get up and you choose your attitude. In Matthew 5:3-11 you will find the Beatitudes:
BEatitudes = Attitudes To Be (a previous blog)
If you are going to “smell” … smell sweet!