I teach a Pound fitness class on Tuesday mornings at my gym. If you aren’t familiar with Pound, you should check it out! You release your inner rock star while playing drums to awesome music. (Your legs will never forgive you.)
I introduced some new songs last week in class and really found my groove today until the very last new song. Being a perfectionist, I went back to this song at the end of class determined to get it right. As you probably guessed, I messed up again right at the end of round two. Now I have already established here that I do have a flair for the dramatic, so I threw my rip styx down in haste and watched as one bounced and hit a participant smack dab in the middle of her forehead. (If my boss is reading this, I am so sorry! And I really love my job!) Before I move on, this sweet gal was not injured, thank God. And we did get a good laugh.
When I was reliving this less than fine moment of my day with my husband, he teased me and said, “see what happens when you throw a tantrum.”
I don’t know about you; but, I have been know to throw a tantrum or two in my life. In fact, when I was little, I would throw myself down face first on the floor, kicking and crying when things didn’t go my way.
If we are honest how many times in life do we throw a tantrum when things don’t go our way? How many times do we kick, cry and whine to God about the unfairness of life? How many times do we question His sovereignty and faithful love for us? And how many times is that tantrum actually a result of our brokeness or bad choices?
Y’all, grace changes everything!
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15 NIV)
He is gracious, even in the midst of our tantrums. He is abounding in love, even in the midst of our questioning. And He is faithful even in the midst of our self created drama.
He is a good Father and He is quick to scoop us up, wipe our tears and will even use our messes for His glory!
So, maybe next time, I will consider Him before I throw a tantrum. I sure will save myself a lot of embarrassment.